Division of Calare
The Division of Calare is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It was set up for the 1906 election and is the local Indigenous Australian name for the Lachlan River, which runs through the western part of the division. (The name should be pronounced Kal-ah-ree, but the pronunciation Kul-air is used.)
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Lachlan River (Aboriginal name)|
|Area||30,526 km2 (11,786.2 sq mi)|
|Henry Pigott||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1917|
|Sir Neville Howse||Nationalist||1922–1929|
|Sandy Mackenzie||National Country||1975–1982|
Peter Andren was not a candidate for the 2007 election as he was going to stand for a Senate seat. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and died during the election campaign. John Cobb had previously held the seat of Parkes. He was Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Community Services in the Howard Government.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Calare (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Andren dies after four-month illness". ABC News. 2 November 2007.
- Division of Calare - Australian Electoral Commission
- John Cobb's website Archived 2013-10-30 at the Wayback Machine