Division of Corangamite facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCorangamite
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Corangamite (green) in Victoria
|Area||7,724 km2 (2,982.3 sq mi)|
It covers an area of 7624 km2 in the Western District of Victoria. It has always included Colac, but now most of its voters live in the southern suburbs of Geelong and coastal towns including Anglesea and Queenscliff.
Corangamite was identified as the most marginal seat in Australia for the 2013 election. It only needed a swing of 0.3% to change to the Liberal Party. The Liberals received a swing of 4.22% and won the seat.
|Gratton Wilson||Free Trade, Anti-Socialist||1903–1909|
|Chester Manifold||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1917|
|Geoffrey Street||United Australia||1934–1940|
|Allan McDonald||United Australia||1940–1944|
Famous members include James Scullin who later became Prime Minister of Australia, and Richard Crouch who gave the money to set up the Prime Ministers Avenue in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Tony Street held a number of important roles in the Fraser Government including Minister for Foreign Affairs.
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Lake Corangamite (in the background), the division's namesake
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