Division of Richmond

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Richmond
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Richmond 2010.png
Division of Richmond (green) within New South Wales
Created1901
MPJustine Elliot
PartyLabor
NamesakeRichmond River
Electors97,379 (2013)[1]
Area2,768 km2 (1,068.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural
Charles, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

The Division of Richmond is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was set up for the first Australian federal election in 1901.[2] It is named after its local area, the Richmond Valley and Richmond River. These were named for Charles, the fifth Duke of Richmond.[3]

Richmond is in the north-east corner of NSW, next to the Queensland border. The main towns are Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Ocean Shores, Pottsville, Suffolk Park and Tweed Heads.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Thomas Ewing Protectionist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Walter Massy-Greene Commonwealth Liberal 1910–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1922
  Roland Green Country 1922–1937
  Hubert Lawrence Anthony Country 1937–1957
  Doug Anthony Country 1957–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1984
  Charles Blunt National 1984–1990
  Neville Newell Labor 1990–1996
  Larry Anthony National 1996–2004
  Justine Elliot Labor 2004–present

Richmond was held for 55 years by three generations of the Anthony family -- Hubert Lawrence Anthony (a minister in the Fadden and Menzies governments), Doug Anthony (leader of the National Party from 1971 to 1984 and Deputy Prime Minister in the Gorton, McMahon and Fraser governments) and Larry Anthony (a minister in the Howard government) -- the first three-generation dynasty in the Australian House of Representatives.[4] Charles Blunt was the leader of the Nationals and one of only three major party leaders to lose their own seat in an election.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - Richmond, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. "Profile of the electoral division of Richmond (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  3. "Richmond River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 4 December 1970. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. Hogan, Allan (2011). "Dynasties: Anthony". ABC TV. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 28°30′40″S 153°21′47″E / 28.511°S 153.363°E / -28.511; 153.363