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South Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1934
Namesake South Sydney

The Division of South Sydney was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the south of the city of Sydney.

The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. At the redistribution of 1 August 1934, it was abolished and replaced by the Division of Watson (1934–1969), in honour of Hon Chris Watson, the first Labor Prime Minister of Australia and South Sydney's second member.


Member Party Term
  George Edwards Free Trade 1901–1906
  Chris Watson Labour 1906–1910
  Edward Riley Labor 1910–1931
  John Jennings United Australia 1931–1934

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