Division of Oxley (1901–1934)

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Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeJohn Oxley

The Division of Oxley was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Queensland. It covered the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, including South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Coorparoo, Bulimba and Maree.

Oxley was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first Federal election in 1901.[1] It was named after explorer John Oxley. It was replaced by the Division of Griffith at the redistribution of 1 August 1934.[2] In 1949, a new Division of Oxley was created in the south-western suburbs of Brisbane, mainly around Ipswich.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Richard Edwards Protectionist 1901–1906
  Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1913
  James Sharpe Labor 1913–1917
  James Bayley Nationalist 1917–1931
  Francis Baker Labor 1931–1934

References[change | change source]

  1. "OXLEY DIVISION". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 12 April 1901. p. 5. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Oxley (Qld)". aec.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.