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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Hindmarsh (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1903
MP Matt Williams
Party Liberal
Namesake Sir John Hindmarsh
Electors 106,792 (2013)
Area 78 km2 (30.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Governor John Hindmarsh
Governor John Hindmarsh

The Division of Hindmarsh is an Australian Electoral Division in South Australia. It covers the western suburbs of Adelaide, including Adelaide Airport, Ascot Park, Brooklyn Park, Edwardstown, Fulham, Glenelg, Grange, Henley Beach, Kidman Park, Kurralta Park, Morphettville, Plympton, Richmond, Semaphore Park, Torrensville, West Beach and West Lakes.

It was set up in 1903 and is named after Sir John Hindmarsh, who was Governor of South Australia 1836-38.


Member Party Term
  James Hutchison Labor 1903–1909
  William Archibald Labor 1910–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Norman Makin Labor 1919–1946
  Albert Thompson Labor 1946–1949
  Clyde Cameron Labor 1949–1980
  John Scott Labor 1980–1993
  Christine Gallus Liberal 1993–2004
  Steve Georganas Labor 2004–2013
  Matt Williams Liberal 2013–present

Norman Makin was Speaker in the Scullin government and a cabinet minister in the Curtin and Chifley governments. Clyde Cameron was a cabinet minister in the Whitlam Government.

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