Division of Warringah facts for kids
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Warringah (green) in New South Wales
|Area||73 km2 (28.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Warringah is a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney. It covers most of the land between Middle Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. It extends from Port Jackson in the south to the suburb of Dee Why in the north. It includes the suburbs of Mosman, Balgowlah, Manly, Brookvale, Beacon Hill and Forestville.
The Division was named after the Warringah area of Sydney. This is an Aboriginal Australian word which means "rain", "waves" or "sea". The Division was created on 13 September 1922, for the 1922 Federal election. The seat is currently a safe Liberal seat. It has always been held by a member of a conservative party. It is currently held by Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister.
Members for Warringah
|Sir Granville Ryrie||Nationalist||1922–1927|
|(Sir) Archdale Parkhill||Nationalist||1927–1931|
|Percy Spender||Independent UAP||1937–1938|
|Edward St John||Liberal||1966–1969|
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