Division of Wakefield facts for kids
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Australian House of Representatives Division
Wakefield (dark green) in the state of South Australia
|Namesake||Edward Gibbon Wakefield|
|Area||6,407 km2 (2,473.8 sq mi)|
The Division of Wakefield was an Australian electoral division in the state of South Australia. It covered an area from the northern suburbs of Adelaide to the Clare Valley, 135 km north of Adelaide. It includes the suburbs of Elizabeth, Craigmore, Munno Para, Virginia, and part of Salisbury, and the towns of Gawler, Balaklava, Clare, Kapunda, Riverton, Mallala, Freeling, Tarlee, Williamstown, and parts of Port Wakefield.
The Division was named after Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who planned settlements in South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It was set up in 1903. It was abolished in 2019 when a redistribution cut the number of divisions in South Australia to ten.
|Sir Frederick Holder||Independent||1903–1909||Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as Speaker during the Barton, Deakin, Watson, Reid and Fisher Governments. Died in office|
|Richard Foster||Commonwealth Liberal||1909–1917||Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Flinders. Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat|
|Maurice Collins||Country||1928–1929||Lost seat|
|Charles Hawker||Nationalist||1929–1931||Served as minister under Lyons.|
|United Australia||1931–1938||Died in office|
|Sydney McHugh||Labor||1938–1940||Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Burra Burra. Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Light in 1941.|
|Jack Duncan-Hughes||United Australia||1940–1943||Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat|
|Albert Smith||Labor||1943–1946||Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat|
|(Sir) Philip McBride||Liberal||1946–1958||Previously a member of the Senate. Served as minister under Robert Menzies. Retired|
|Bert Kelly||Liberal||1958–1977||Previously a member of the Senate. Served as minister under Harold Holt, John McEwen and John Gorton. Lost preselection and retired|
|Geoffrey Giles||Liberal||1977–1983||Previously held the Division of Angas. Retired|
|Neil Andrew||Liberal||1983–2004||Served as Chief Government Whip under John Howard. Served as Speaker during the Howard Government. Retired|
|David Fawcett||Liberal||2004–2007||Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 2010.|
Sir Frederick Holder and Neil Andrew (1998–2004) were Speaker of the House. Holder was also Premier of South Australia on two occasions. Holder's death in 1909 caused a by-election. In 1938 the death of Charles Hawker also caused another by-election.
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