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West Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1969
Namesake West Sydney

The Division of West Sydney was an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, and at various times included the suburbs of Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, Surry Hills, Balmain, Glebe, and from 1955 to 1969, Lord Howe Island.

The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It was abolished at the redistribution of 21 November 1968. It was the first of four seats to be held by Billy Hughes, the eleventh Prime Minister of Australia and the longest-serving member of the Australian Parliament. It was also held by T. J. Ryan, a former Premier of Queensland.


Member Party Term
  Billy Hughes Labour 1901–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Con Wallace Labor 1917–1919
  T. J. Ryan Labor 1919–1921
  William Lambert Labor 1921–1928
  Jack Beasley Labor 1928–1931
  Labor (NSW) 1931–1936
  Labor 1936–1940
  Labor (Non-Communist) 1940–1941
  Labor 1941–1946
  William O'Connor Labor 1946–1949
  Dan Minogue Labor 1949–1969
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