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Australian House of Representatives Division
Grey (dark green) in the state of South Australia
|Namesake||Sir George Grey|
|Area||904,881 km2 (349,376.5 sq mi)|
The Division of Grey is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up in 1903 and is named for Sir George Grey, Governor of South Australia from 1841–45 (and later Prime Minister of New Zealand).
The division covers 92% of the state. The borders of the electorate include the Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales borders, as well as the south coast. The division includes Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Port Pirie, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra and Eudunda.
14 November 1916
|Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat|
|National Labor||14 November 1916]] –
17 February 1917
|Nationalist||17 February 1917 –
|Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Pirie in 1933|
|United Australia||1931 –
|Transferred to the Senate|
|Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat|
|United Australia||1940 –
31 March 1963
|Died in office|
|Labor||1963 Grey by-election –
|Lost seat. Elected to the Senate in 1970.|
Jack Mortimer won the division in a by-election in 1963, caused by the death of Edgar Russell.
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