Named after the area which was explored by Angus McMillan in 1839. It was named after Governor Sir George Gipps.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Gippsland is located in eastern Victoria. It covers an area of approximately 33 054 sq km from the New South Wales border in the north-east to Port Albert in the south-west. The main towns include Bairnsdale, Churchill, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Maffra, Morwell, Orbost, Rosedale, Sale, Stratford, Traralgon and Yarram.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Beef, dairy, sheep and vegetable farming, cropping, sawmilling and forestry, fishing, tourism, the production of oil, gas and electricity, and correctional and defence services, including the RAAF Base at East Sale.
Chester, D (NP) 2008–
McGauran, P (NP) 1983–2008
Nixon, P J (CP/NCP/NP) 1961–1983
Bowden, G J (CP) 1943–1961
Paterson, T (CP/LCP) 1922–1943
Wise, G H (PROT/NAT) 1914–1922
Bennett, J (LIB) 1913–1914
Wise, G H (PROT) 1906–1913
McLean, A (PROT) 1901–1906