2001 Profile of the division of Macquarie

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie (1761–1824), Governor of New South Wales (1810–1821).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 4197 sq km from the Hawkesbury River in the east, the Wollemi and Yengo National Parks in the north and the  Blue Mountains in the west.

The main towns include Blackheath, Katoomba, Kurrajong, Mount Victoria, Richmond, Springwood, Wentworth Falls and Windsor.

Products/Industries of the area:

Wool, fat lambs, cattle, timber-milling, tourism, orchards, dairying, turf farming, mushroom farming, market gardens, arts & crafts, poultry farming, horse breeding & training, small manufacturers and the Richmond RAAF Base.

First Proclaimed

1900/1901

Members

  • Kerry Bartlett (LP) 1996–
  • M J Deahm (ALP) 1993–96
  • A Webster (LP) 1984–93
  • R V Free (ALP) 1980–84
  • R Gillard (LP) 1975–80
  • A S Luchetti (ALP) 1951–75
  • J B Chifley (ALP) 1940–51
  • J N Lawson (UAP) 1931–40
  • J B Chifley (ALP) 1928–31
  • A G Manning (NAT) 1922–28
  • S R Nicholls (ALP) 1917–22
  • E S Carr (ALP) 1906–17
  • S Smith (FT) 1901–06

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 82 050

Informal Vote: 3.06%

Turnout: 95.40%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 45.90%
  • LP: 54.10%

Enrolment: 83 739

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.75%
  • Preamble Question 0.84%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.67%
  • Preamble Question 95.65%

Enrolment: 86 364

Informal Vote: 3.85%

Turnout: 94.98%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 41.33%
  • LP: 58.67%
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