Division of Fawkner

The Division of Fawkner was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1906 as a replacement for Southern Melbourne, and was abolished itself in 1969. It was named for John Pascoe Fawkner, one of the founders of Melbourne. It was located in the inner southern suburbs of Melbourne, including at various times Prahran, South Yarra, St Kilda and Toorak. It was usually a safe conservative seat, but was occasionally won by the Australian Labor Party.

Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeJohn Pascoe Fawkner


Image Member Party Term Notes
  George Fairbairn George Fairbairn
Independent Protectionist 12 December 1906
26 May 1909
Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Toorak. Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 1917
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
31 May 1913
  Joseph Hannan Joseph Hannan
Labor 31 May 1913
5 May 1917
Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Albert Park. Lost seat. Later appointed to the Senate in 1924
  No image George Maxwell
Nationalist 5 May 1917
September 1929
Died in office
  Independent Nationalist September 1929 –
2 December 1929
  Australian 2 December 1929 –
May 1930
  Independent May 1930 –
7 May 1931
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
25 June 1935
  Harold Holt 1940 Harold Holt
United Australia 17 August 1935
21 February 1945
Served as minister under Menzies and Fadden. Transferred to the Division of Higgins
  Liberal 21 February 1945–
10 December 1949
  Bill Bourke Bill Bourke
Labor 10 December 1949
April 1955
Lost seat
  Labor (Anti-Communist) April 1955
10 December 1955
  Peter Howson Peter Howson
Liberal 10 December 1955
25 October 1969
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Menzies. Served as minister under Menzies, Holt, McEwen and Gorton. Transferred to the Division of Casey after Fawkner was abolished in 1969
Division of Casey

The Division of Casey is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division was created in 1969 and is named for Richard Casey, who was Governor-General of Australia 1965–69.

The division is located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne and extends into the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. It covers an area of approximately 2,337 square kilometres (902 sq mi). Major suburbs and towns include Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South,Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Dixons Creek, Don Valley, Ferny Creek, Gladysdale, Gruyere, Healesville, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Evelyn, Mount Dandenong, Olinda, Powelltown, Reefton, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin East, Warburton, Wesburn, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and {{VICcity|Yellingbo}.The current Member for Casey, since the 2001 federal election, is Tony Smith, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia. Smith has been Speaker of the House since 2015; he is, after Bob Halverson, the second member for this electorate to occupy the chair.

Division of Higgins

The Division of Higgins is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria for the Australian House of Representatives. The division covers 40 km2 (15 sq mi) in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs. The main suburbs include Armadale, Ashburton, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran and Toorak along with parts of Carnegie, Glen Iris, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, South Yarra and Windsor.

Since the 2009 Higgins by-election, Kelly O'Dwyer from the Liberal Party has been the member for the Division. This followed the retirement of Peter Costello, who had served as Treasurer of Australia throughout the 1996–2007 tenure of the Howard Government.

Division of Southern Melbourne

The Division of Southern Melbourne was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It was located in the inner southern area of Melbourne, and included the suburbs of Albert Park, St Kilda, South Melbourne and South Yarra.

The Division was proclaimed in 1901, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. At the redistribution of 13 July 1906, it was abolished and replaced by the Division of Fawkner, which was itself abolished in 1969.

Electoral results for the Division of Fawkner

This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Fawkner in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1906 until its abolition in 1969.

Fawkner (disambiguation)

Fawkner may refer to:

In geography:

Division of Fawkner, Australian electoral division in Victoria, named after John Pascoe Fawkner

Fawkner, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, named after John Pascoe Fawkner

Fawkner railway station

Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park

Fawkner Secondary College, a public secondary school

Fawkner Park, Melbourne, Australian recreational area, named after John Pascoe Fawkner

Fawkner Secondary College, a public secondary school in Fawkner, Victoria, AustraliaIn people:

John Pascoe Fawkner (1792-1869), Australian pioneer and politician

Steve Fawkner, software programmer

Jonathan Fawkner, visual effects artistIn sports:

Fawkner Blues, Australian football (soccer) club from Fawkner, Victoria

Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues, Australian football (soccer) club from Epping, Victoria

Magnus Cormack

Sir Magnus Cameron Cormack KBE (12 February 1906 – 26 November 1994) was an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Victoria from 1951 to 1953 and from 1962 to 1978, representing the Liberal Party. He was President of the Senate from 1971 to 1974.

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