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Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1969
Namesake Yarra River

The Division of Yarra was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It was located in inner eastern suburban Melbourne, and was named after the Yarra River. It originally covered the suburbs of Abbotsford, Collingwood, Richmond and part of Fitzroy. By 1969, it no longer covered Abbotsford or Fitzroy, but included Burnley and Hawthorn. Yarra was one of the original 75 divisions set up for the first Federal election in 1901. It was abolished in 1969.


Member Party Term
  Frank Tudor Labor 1901–1922
  James Scullin Labor 1922–1949
  Stan Keon Labor 1949–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist) 1955–1955
  Jim Cairns Labor 1955–1969

It was a very safe Labor seat. It was held by only four people--Frank Tudor, a leader of the Australian Labor Party; James Scullin, the 13th Prime Minister of Australia; Stan Keon, an important figure in the ALP-DLP Split; and Jim Cairns, who later became Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
James Scullin
Succeeded by
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