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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 118,371 (2019)
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.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Sir Langdon Bonython
Protectionist 1903–
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Retired
  John Livingston1.jpg John Livingston
Anti-Socialist 1906–
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Victoria and Albert. Lost preselection and retired
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
  Malcolm Cameron.jpg Malcolm Cameron
Liberal Union 1922 –
  Nationalist 1925 –
7 May 1931
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
  Archie Cameron 1940.jpg Archie Cameron
Country 1934 –
16 October 1940
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Wooroora. Served as minister under Joseph Lyons, Earle Page and Robert Menzies. Served as Speaker during the Menzies Government. Died in office
  United Australia 16 October 1940 –
21 February 1945
  Liberal 21 February 1945 –
9 August 1956
  JimForbes1967.jpg Dr Jim Forbes
Liberal 1956 Barker by-election –
Served as minister under Robert Menzies, Harold Holt, John McEwen, John Gorton and William McMahon. Retired
  No image.svg James Porter
Liberal 1975 –
  Ian McLachlan.jpg Ian McLachlan
Liberal 1990 –
Served as minister under John Howard. Retired
  No image.svg Patrick Secker
Liberal 1998 –
Lost preselection and retired
  No image.svg Tony Pasin
Liberal 2013]] –
Current member

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.

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