2001 Profile of the division of Riverina

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the Riverina area in which it is located.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 44 970 sq km from Coleambally and Tarcutta in the south, Maude and Booligal in the west, Goolgowi and Temora in the north and Cootamundra and Gundagai in the east.

The rural cities of Wagga Wagga and Griffith are the largest centres; major towns in the division include Leeton, Cootamundra, Narrandera, Temora, Junee, Hay, Forest Hill, Coolamon and Gundagai.

Products/Industries of the area:

Wheat, barley, canola, rice and cereal crops. Fat lambs, wool, poultry, dairying, cattle, ostrich, emu, deer, and goat farming. Food processing, fruit, grapes, and wine making.  Flour-milling, concrete pipes, steel construction, brick kiln, saw milling, joinery, plaster works, tourism, education, and defence forces.

First Proclaimed

1901

(from 1984–1991 known as Riverina-Darling.)

Members

  • Kay Hull (NP) 1998–
  • N Hicks (NCP/NP) 1980–98
  • J Fitzpatrick (ALP) 1977–80
  • J W Sullivan (CP/NCP) 1974–77
  • A J Grassby (ALP) 1969–74
  • A A Armstrong (CP) 1965–69
  • H S Roberton (CP) 1949–66
  • J I Langtry (ALP) 1940–49
  • H K Nock (CP) 1931–40
  • W W Killen (CP) 1922–31
  • J M Chanter (NAT & FARMERS) 1914–22
  • F B S Falkiner (LIB) 1913–14
  • J M Chanter (PROT/ALP) 1904–13
  • RO Blackwood (Freetraders) 1903–04
  • J M Chanter (PROT/ALP) 1901–03

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

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

Enrolment: 79 880

Informal Vote: 2.95%

Turnout: 95.91%

Seat Status: Safe National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 34.70%
  • NP: 65.30%

Enrolment: 80 610

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.77%
  • Preamble Question 0.91%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.91%
  • Preamble Question 95.89%

Enrolment: 87 399

Informal Vote: 4.18%

Turnout: 95.94%

Seat Status: Safe National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 30.13%
  • NP: 69.87%
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