Division of West Sydney

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West Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1901
Abolished1969
NamesakeWest Sydney

The Division of West Sydney was an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The division was one of the original 75 divisions created in 1900 for the first federal election in 1901. It was abolished in 1968. It covered the inner western suburbs of Sydney, and at various times included the suburbs of Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, Surry Hills, Balmain and Glebe.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Billy Hughes Labor 1901–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Con Wallace Labor 1917–1919
  T. J. Ryan Labor 1919–1921
  William Lambert Labor 1921–1928
  Jack Beasley Labor 1928–1931
  Labor (NSW) 1931–1936
  Labor 1936–1940
  Labor (Non-Communist) 1940–1941
  Labor 1941–1946
  William O'Connor Labor 1946–1949
  Daniel Minogue Labor 1949–1969

It was the first of four seats to be held by Billy Hughes, the 11th Prime Minister of Australia and the longest-serving member of the Australian Parliament. It was also held by T. J. Ryan, a former Premier of Queensland.

Preceded by
Wide Bay
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1915–1917
Billy Hughes
Succeeded by
Bendigo

Coordinates: 33°52′20″S 151°11′56″E / 33.87230°S 151.19896°E / -33.87230; 151.19896