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Kingsford Smith
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Kingsford Smith (green) in New South Wales
Created 1949
MP Matt Thistlethwaite
Party Labor
Namesake Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
Electors 102,418 (2013)
Area 127 km2 (49.0 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Charles Kingsford Smith
Charles Kingsford Smith

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.

Members

Member Party Term
  Gordon Anderson Labor 1949–1955
  Dan Curtin Labor 1955–1969
  Lionel Bowen Labor 1969–1990
  Laurie Brereton Labor 1990–2004 (resigned)
  Peter Garrett Labor 2004–2013 (resigned)
  Matt Thistlethwaite Labor 2013–present

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.

Election results


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