- Division of Dalley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created: 1901 Abolished: 1969 Namesake: William Dalley
The Division of Dalley was an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The division was created in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It was abolished in 1969. It was named for the colonial politician William Dalley. It was located in the inner suburbs of Sydney, including Balmain, Glebe and Leichhardt. For most of its history it was a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. In the 1930s it was a stronghold of the radical Premier of New South Wales, Jack Lang. Its most prominent members were Ted Theodore, who was Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer in the Scullin government as well as a Queensland Premier, and the Lang follower and Deputy Leader of Australian Labor Party (Non-Communist)Sol Rosevear, who was also Speaker during the Curtin and Chifley governments.
Member Party Term William Wilks Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909 Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910 Robert Howe Labor 1910–1915 William Mahony Labor 1915–1927 Ted Theodore Labor 1927–1931 Sol Rosevear Labor (NSW) 1931–1936 Labor 1936–1940 Labor (Non-Communist) 1940–1941 Labor 1941–1953 Arthur Greenup Labor 1953–1955 William O'Connor Labor 1955–1969
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