Division of Mallee facts for kids
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mallee (green) in Victoria
|Area||70,694 km2 (27,295.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is in the far north-west of the state. At 70,694 square kilometres (27,295 sq mi), it is the largest Division in Victoria. It includes Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal and Horsham.
The Division was set up in 1949 was named after the Mallee region of Victoria, where it is located. Mallee is a variety of eucalyptus. The Division also includes the Wimmera region of Victoria.
For the 2013 election, Mallee is the safest Coalition seat in federal parliament with a swing of 24% needed for it to change parties.
|(Sir) Winton Turnbull||Country||1949–1972|
|John Forrest||National||1993–2013 (retired)|
Winton Turnbull was a prisoner of war during World War Two, and held at the infamous Changi prison in Singapore. He never missed a single sitting day in Parliament during his 26 years and 8 months as a member.
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The Mallee, a region in Victoria from which the division takes its name
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