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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Banks (green) in New South Wales
|Namesake||Sir Joseph Banks|
|Area||49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)|
The Division of Banks is a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It was set up in 1949. It is named for Sir Joseph Banks, the British scientist who accompanied James Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770.
The division of Banks is covers the south-western suburbs of Sydney. It includes Allawah, Blakehurst, Connells Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, South Hurstville, Kyle Bay, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Padstow Heights, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, and Penshurst, and parts of Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Carlton, Kingsgrove, Narwee, Padstow, Punchbowl, Revesby and Riverwood.
Daryl Melham was the chairman of the ALP caucus from 2004 until 2012.
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Sir Joseph Banks, the division's namesake
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