Division of Adelaide

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Adelaide is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It includes the Adelaide city centre and the suburbs of Ashford, Clarence Park, Enfield, Goodwood, Kent Town, Keswick, Kilburn, Maylands, North Adelaide, Northgate, Norwood, Parkside, Prospect, Rose Park, St Peters, Toorak Gardens, Unley and Walkerville.[1]

Adelaide
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Adelaide 2013.png
Adelaide (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created1903
MPSteve Georganas
PartyLabor
NamesakeAdelaide, South Australia
Electors121606 (2019)
Area76 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

It was set up in 1903 and is named for the city of Adelaide, South Australia's capital, which was named for Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.[1]

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Charles Kingston
(1850–1908)
Protectionist 1903–
11 May 1908
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Died in office
    Ernest Roberts
(1868–1913)
Labor 1908-1913 Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Gladstone. Served as minister under Andrew Fisher. Died in office
    George Edwin Yates
(1871–1959)
Labor 1914]] –
1919
Lost seat
    Reginald Blundell
(1871–1945)
Nationalist 1919 –
1922
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Adelaide. Lost seat
    George Edwin Yates
(1871–1959)
Labor 1922 –
1931
Lost seat
    Fred Stacey
(1879–1964)
United Australia 1931 –
1943
Lost seat
    Cyril Chambers
(1898–1975)
Labor 1943 –
August 1957
Served as minister under Ben Chifley. Retired
  Independent August 1957 –
June 1958
  Labor June 1958 –
1958
    Joe Sexton
(1905–1974)
Labor 1958 –
1966
Lost seat
    Andrew Jones
(1944–2015)
Liberal 1966 –
1969
Lost seat
    Chris Hurford
(1931–)
Labor 1969]] –
31 December 1987
Served as minister under Bob Hawke. Resigned in order to become Australian Consul-General in New York
    Mike Pratt
(1948–)
Liberal 6 February 1988-1990 Lost seat
    Bob Catley
(1942–)
Labor 1990]] –1993 Lost seat
    Trish Worth
(1946–)
Liberal 1993 –
2004
Lost seat
    Kate Ellis
(1977–)
Labor 2004 –
2019
Served as minister under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Retired
    Steve Georganas
(1959–)
Labor 2019 –
present
Previously held the Division of Hindmarsh. Current member

Ernest Roberts was elected in 1908 after a by-election caused by the death of Charles Kingston. Kingston, a former Premier of South Australia, had been elected in 1903 unopposed. However Roberts died in 1913 which also caused a by-election. In 1988 Chris Hurford resigned to become the Australian Consul-General in New York, which also caused a by-election.

Election resultsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Adelaide (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 34°54′25″S 138°36′07″E / 34.907°S 138.602°E / -34.907; 138.602