2004 Profile of the division of New England
Updated: 29 September 2011
New South Wales
Named after the area of New England, the largest highland area in Australia.
Area and Location Description:
New England covers an area of approximately 53 858 sq km from the Queensland border in the north to Tamworth in the south. The main towns include Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Delungra, Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Urbenville and Walcha.
Map of Division:
Products/Industries of the Area:
Cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipeworks, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete.
- WINDSOR, T (IND) 2001–
- ST CLAIR, S (NP) 1998–2001
- SINCLAIR, I (CP/NCP/NP) 1963–1998
- DRUMMOND, D H (CP) 1949–1963
- ABBOTT, J P (CP) 1940–1949
- THOMPSON, V C (CP) 1922-1940
- HAY, A (NAT & FARMERS/CP/IND) 1919–1922
- ABBOTT, P P (LIB/NAT) 1913–1919
- FOSTER, F J (ALP) 1906–1913
- LONSDALE, E (FT) 1903–1906
- SAWERS, W B S C (PROT) 1901–1903
Current Member Details:
See the Parliament of Australia website
AEC Divisional Office Address:
See Divisional Office Contact Details
2004 Federal Election Results:
- Enrolment: 86 717
- Informal Vote: 2.77%
- Turnout: 95.40%
- Seat Status: Safe Independent
- Two Candidate Preferred: IND: 71.00% | NP: 29.00%
- Two Party Preferred: NP: 63.21% | ALP: 36.79%
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.