New South Wales
Named after Sir Henry Parkes 1815–96, former Premier of New South Wales and known as the 'Father of Federation'.
Parkes covers an area of approximately 268 674 sq km from the Queensland border in the north, Grenfell, West Wyalong, Hillston and Ivanhoe in the south, from Dubbo in the east to the South Australian border in the west. The main towns include Broken Hill, Cobar, Dubbo, Forbes, Grenfell, Hillston, Narromine, Nyngan, Parkes, Warren and West Wyalong.
Mining, pastoral, mixed farming, fruit, timber, irrigation, comprehensive agricultural support services, flour, butter and meat processing, light engineering and construction industries.
1984 (There was previously a division with the name of Parkes which existed in the Sydney metropolitan area up until 1967.)
See the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.