Division of Murray

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Murray
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Murray 2010.png
Division of Murray (green) in Victoria
Created1949
Abolished2019
NamesakeMurray River
Area16,229 km2 (6,266.1 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Murray was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.

It was located in the north of the state, next to the Murray River, which forms Victoria's border with New South Wales. It included the towns of Shepparton, Echuca, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Boort and Bridgewater.

Murray was created in 1949. It was named after the Murray River, which itself was named after British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies Sir George Murray.

The Division was abolished in 2019 and renamed Nicholls.

Members[change | change source]

Images Member Party Term Notes
  Sir John McEwen.jpg (Sir) John McEwen Country 1949–1971 Previously held the Division of Indi. Served as minister under Robert Menzies, Harold Holt and John Gorton. Served as Prime Minister from 1967 to 1968. Served as Deputy Prime Minister under Gorton. Resigned in order to retire from politics.
  No image.svg Bruce Lloyd Country 1971–1975 Retired
  Sharman Stone 2017.jpg Sharman Stone
(1951–)
Liberal 1996-2016 Served as minister under John Howard. Retired
  No image.svg Damian Drum
(1960–)
Nationals 2016-2019 Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Transferred to the Division of Nicholls after Murray was abolished in 2019

It was first held by Rt Hon Sir John McEwen, who was the caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after the disappearance of Harold Holt.

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Preceded by
Higgins
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1967–1968
John McEwan
Succeeded by
Higgins

Coordinates: 36°16′44″S 144°38′46″E / 36.279°S 144.646°E / -36.279; 144.646