Division of Lowe

former Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Lowe was a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, on the south shore of the Parramatta River. It included the suburbs of Drummoyne, Five Dock, Croydon, Croydon Park, Burwood, Enfield, Homebush, Strathfield, Concord, Rhodes, Canada Bay, Cabarita, Abbotsford and Mortlake.[1]

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lowe (green) in New South Wales prior to abolition
NamesakeRobert Lowe
Area39 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Robert Lowe, 1869

The Division was named after the Rt Hon Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke. Lowe had been a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, and former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom.[1] The Division was created in 11 May 1949, for the 1949 federal election. It was first held by Sir William McMahon, who held the seat for over 32 years, until 1982. He was Prime Minister 1971-72.

In 2009 the seat of Lowe was abolished. Most of the area was added to the nearby Division of Reid.[2][3]

Members change

Member Party Term
  (Sir) William McMahon Liberal 1949–1982
  Michael Maher Labor 1982–1987
  Bob Woods Liberal 1987–1993
  Mary Easson Labor 1993–1996
  Paul Zammit Liberal 1996–1998
  Independent 1998–1998
  John Murphy Labor 1998–2010

Election results change

There was a by-election in Lowe in 1982 after Sir William McMahon resigned from the parliament.[4]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Division Profile". results.aec.gov.au. 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. Grattan, Michelle (November 22, 2009). "Buckle up for an elections roller-coaster ride". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. Green, Anthony (2013). "Antony Green's Election Blog: Federal redistribution: Final Boundaries for New South Wales". blogs.abc.net.au. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. Carr, Adam (2008). "By=elections 1980-83". psephos.adam-carr.net. Archived from the original on 17 March 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

Other websites change

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
William McMahon
Succeeded by

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