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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kingsford Smith (green) in New South Wales
|Namesake||Sir Charles Kingsford Smith|
|Area||127 km2 (49.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Kingsford Smith is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, the first pilot to fly across the Pacific Ocean. The Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney International), and the suburb of Kingsford, which are both in the division, are also named after him. The division was set up in 1949.
The division covers the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney, on the north shore of Botany Bay, and the coast of the Tasman Sea. It includes Coogee, Randwick, Maroubra, Mascot, Botany, Malabar and Kensington.
|Laurie Brereton||Labor||1990–2004 (resigned)|
|Peter Garrett||Labor||2004–2013 (resigned)|
Lionel Bowen was a minister in the Whitlam government and the Deputy Prime Minister under Bob Hawke. Laurie Brereton was a minister in the Keating government. Peter Garrett was the lead singer of the Australian band Midnight Oil, and a former President of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He served as the Minister for the Environment and Minister for Education. Garrett retired at the 2013 election. He was replaced by Matt Thistlethwaite who had been a member of the Senate.
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