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Wide Bay
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Wide Bay (green) within Queensland
Created 1900
MP Warren Truss
Party Liberal National
Namesake Wide Bay, Queensland
Area 14,573 km2 (5,626.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Wide Bay is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions created for the first federal election in 1901. Wide Bay is located in south east Queensland. It includes the cities of Maryborough, Gympie, and Noosa Heads. It also covers Fraser Island, and inland areas as far west as Murgon. It is named after Wide Bay, which was named by Captain James Cook in 1770.


Member Party Term
  Andrew Fisher Labor 1901–1915
  Edward Corser Commonwealth Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1928
  Bernard Corser Country 1928–1954
  William Brand Country 1954–1958
  Henry Bandidt Country 1958–1961
  Brendan Hansen Labor 1961–1974
  Clarrie Millar Country, National 1974–1990
  Warren Truss National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Famous members for Wide Bay include three time Prime Minister Andrew Fisher and Warren Truss, the leader of the National Party.

Election results

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