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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Murray (green) in Victoria
Created 1949
MP Sharman Stone
Party Liberal
Namesake Murray River
Area 16,229 km2 (6,266.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Murray is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.

It is located in the north of the state, next to the Murray River, which forms Victoria's border with New South Wales. It includes the towns of Shepparton, Echuca, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Boort and Bridgewater.

Murray was created in 1949. It was named after the Murray River, which itself was named after British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies Sir George Murray.


Member Party Term
  (Sir) John McEwen Country 1949–1971
  Bruce Lloyd Country 1971–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1996
  Dr.Sharman Stone Liberal 1996–present

It was first held by Rt Hon Sir John McEwen, who was the caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after the disappearance of Harold Holt.

Election results

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