- Division of East Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created: 1901 Abolished: 1969 Namesake: East Sydney, New South Wales
The Division of East Sydney 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 suburb of East Sydney. It was located in the inner eastern suburbs of Sydney, including Darlinghurst, Paddington and Surry Hills. After 1910 East Sydney was usually a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. In the 1930s it was a stronghold of Lang Labor. Its most prominent members were Sir George Reid, who was Prime Minister of Australia in 1904-05, and Eddie Ward, a long-serving Labor member and Cabinet minister.
Member Party Term George Reid Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909 Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910 John West Labor 1910–1931 Eddie Ward Labor (NSW) 1931–1931 John Clasby United Australia 1931–1932 Eddie Ward Labor (NSW) 1932–1936 Labor 1936–1963 Leonard Devine Labor 1963–1969
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