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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Barker (dark green) in the state of South Australia
Created 1903
MP Tony Pasin
Party Liberal
Namesake Collet Barker
Electors 103,321 (2013)
Area 63,886 km2 (24,666.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Barker is an Australian Electoral Division in the south-east of South Australia. it includes the towns of Barmera, Berri, Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Loxton, Mannum, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Penola, Renmark, Tailem Bend, Waikerie, and parts of Nuriootpa and Tanunda. It was set up in 1903, and named for Collet Barker, who explored the mouth of the Murray River in 1831.


Member Party Term
  Sir Langdon Bonython Protectionist 1903–1906
  John Livingston Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1922
  Malcolm Cameron Liberal Union 1922–1925
  Nationalist 1925–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  Archie Cameron Country 1934–1940
  United Australia 1940–1944
  Liberal 1944–1956
  Jim Forbes Liberal 1956–1975
  James Porter Liberal 1975–1990
  Ian McLachlan Liberal 1990–1998
  Patrick Secker Liberal 1998–2013
  Tony Pasin Liberal 2013–present

Archie Cameron was leader of the Country Party and Speaker of the House in the Menzies Government. Cameron's death caused a by-election which was won by Jim Forbes, later a minister in the Menzies, Holt, Gorton and McMahon governments. Ian McLachlan, was Minister for Defence from 1996 to 1998 in the Howard Government.

Election results

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