Division of South Australia facts for kids
Australian House of Representatives Division
The Division of South Australia was an Australian Electoral Division covering South Australia. The seven-member statewide seat existed from the inaugural 1901 election until the 1903 election. Each elector cast seven votes. Unlike most of the other states, South Australia had not been split into individual single-member electorates. The other exception was the five-member Division of Tasmania. The statewide seats were abolished at a redistribution conducted two months prior to the 1903 election and were subsequently replaced with single-member divisions, one per displaced member, with each elector now casting a single vote.
Sorted in descending order of votes received
|Sir Langdon Bonython||Protectionist||1901–1903|
|Paddy Glynn||Free Trade||1901–1903|
|(Sir) Frederick Holder||Free Trade||1901–1903|
|Vaiben Louis Solomon||Free Trade||1901–1903|
|Alexander Poynton||Free Trade*||1901–1903|
*Though labelled a Free Trader, Poynton was an Australasian National League (National Defence League) candidate.
The Division was split into seven single-member seats at the 1903 election – Adelaide (Kingston, Protectionist), Angas (Glynn, Free Trade), Barker (Bonython, Protectionist), Boothby (Batchelor, Labour), Grey (Poynton, Labour), Hindmarsh (Hutchison, Labour) and Wakefield (Holder, Independent).
Elected members in bold. South Australia elected seven members, with each elector casting seven votes.
|Australian federal election, 1901: South Australia|
|Protectionist||Sir Langdon Bonython||39,434||62.7||+62.7|
|Free Trade||Paddy Glynn||37,450||59.5||+59.5|
|Free Trade||Frederick Holder||37,424||59.5||+59.5|
|Free Trade||Vaiben Louis Solomon||27,030||43.0||+43.0|
|Free Trade||Alexander Poynton||25,864||41.1||+41.1|
|Free Trade||Henry Baker||15,760||25.1||+25.1|
|Free Trade||Crawford Vaughan||11,874||18.9||+18.9|
|Free Trade||Richard Wood||11,054||17.6||+17.6|
|Free Trade||Thomas Webb||9,357||14.9||+14.9|
|Total formal votes||350,161||98.4|
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