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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Murray (green) in Victoria
|Area||16,229 km2 (6,266.1 sq mi)|
It was located in the north of the state, next to the Murray River, which forms Victoria's border with New South Wales. It included 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.
The Division was abolished in 2019 and renamed Nicholls.
|(Sir) John McEwen||Country||1949–1971||Previously held the Division of Indi. Served as minister under Robert Menzies, Harold Holt and John Gorton. Served as Prime Minister from 1967 to 1968. Served as Deputy Prime Minister under Gorton. Resigned in order to retire from politics.|
|Liberal||1996-2016||Served as minister under John Howard. Retired|
|Nationals||2016-2019||Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Transferred to the Division of Nicholls after Murray was abolished in 2019|
|Division represented by the Prime Minister
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The Murray River, the division's namesake
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