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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Macquarie (green) within New South Wales
Created 1901
MP Louise Markus
Party Liberal
Namesake Lachlan Macquarie
Electors 97,536 (2010)
Area 4,374 km2 (1,688.8 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial
Lachlan Macquarie

The Division of Macquarie is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It was one of the original 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named for Lachlan Macquarie, who was Governor of New South Wales between 1810 and 1821. Its best known member is Ben Chifley (ALP), who was Prime Minister of Australia from 1945 to 1949.

It covers a large area west of Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, and the Hawkesbury region on Sydney's western edge. At different times it has included the city of Bathurst.


Member Party Term
  Sydney Smith Free Trade 1901–1906
  Ernest Carr Labor 1906–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Samuel Nicholls Labor 1917–1922
  Arthur Manning Nationalist 1922–1928
  Ben Chifley Labor 1928–1931
  John Lawson United Australia 1931–1940
  Ben Chifley Labor 1940–1951
  Tony Luchetti Labor 1951–1975
  Reg Gillard Liberal 1975–1980
  Ross Free Labor 1980–1984
  Alasdair Webster Liberal 1984–1993
  Maggie Deahm Labor 1993–1996
  Kerry Bartlett Liberal 1996–2007
  Bob Debus Labor 2007–2010
  Louise Markus Liberal 2010–present

Election results

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Ben Chifley
Succeeded by

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