Division of Durack

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Durack is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Western Australia. The Division is named after the pioneering Durack family.[1] Author Mary Durack's wrote about the family history in her books, Kings in Grass Castles and Sons in the Saddle. The division was set up in 2010.[2]

Durack
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Durack (green) in Western Australia
Created2008
MPBarry Haase
PartyLiberal
NamesakeDurack family of Western Australia
Electors85,811 (2010)
Area1,587,758 km2 (613,036.8 sq mi)
DemographicRural

Durack covers the northern parts of Western Australia. It includes Geraldton, Broome, Carnarvon, Derby, Dongara, Kalbarri, Karratha, Kununurra, Meekatharra, Merredin, Moora, Mukinbudin, Newman, Port Hedland and Tom Price.[1]

At 1,587,758 km², Durack is the largest electorate in Australia by land area.[1]

MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  Barry Haase Liberal 2010–2013
  Melissa Price Liberal 2013-present

Barry Haase was the member for the Division of Kalgoorlie which was abolished in the changes which established Durack.

Election resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Durack (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. Final Federal Electoral Boundaries for Western Australia

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 22°46′37″S 121°25′41″E / 22.777°S 121.428°E / -22.777; 121.428