Division of Farrer

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Farrer is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It was set up in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, an agricultural scientist.[1] It is in the southern rural area of the state and includes Albury, Balranald, Broken Hill, Deniliquin and Jerilderie.[1]

Farrer
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Farrer (green) within New South Wales
Created1949
MPSussan Ley
PartyLiberal
NamesakeWilliam Farrer
Electors94,494 (2013)
Area247,097 km2 (95,404.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural
William Farrer

MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  David Fairbairn Liberal 1949–1975
  Wal Fife Liberal 1975–1984
  Tim Fischer National 1984–2001
  Sussan Ley Liberal 2001–present

It was held by three Cabinet ministers in succession, David Fairbairn, Wal Fife and Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

Election resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Farrer (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 32°30′04″S 143°18′40″E / 32.501°S 143.311°E / -32.501; 143.311