Division of Wide Bay

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Wide Bay
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wide Bay 2010.png
Division of Wide Bay (green) within Queensland
Created1900
MPWarren Truss
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeWide Bay, Queensland
Area14,573 km2 (5,626.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Wide Bay is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions created for the first federal election in 1901. Wide Bay is located in south east Queensland. It includes the cities of Maryborough, Gympie, and Noosa Heads. It also covers Fraser Island, and inland areas as far west as Murgon. It is named after Wide Bay, which was named by Captain James Cook in 1770.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Andrew Fisher Labor 1901–1915
  Edward Corser Commonwealth Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1928
  Bernard Corser Country 1928–1954
  William Brand Country 1954–1958
  Henry Bandidt Country 1958–1961
  Brendan Hansen Labor 1961–1974
  Clarrie Millar Country, National 1974–1990
  Warren Truss National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Famous members for Wide Bay include three time Prime Minister Andrew Fisher and Warren Truss, the leader of the National Party.

Election results[change | change source]

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Preceded by
Ballarat
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1908
Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by
Ballarat
Preceded by
Ballarat
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1910
Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by
Parramatta
Preceded by
Parramatta
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1914
Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by
West Sydney

Coordinates: 25°54′47″S 152°33′32″E / 25.913°S 152.559°E / -25.913; 152.559