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Australian House of Representatives Division
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 named for the colonial politician William Dalley and was located in the inner suburbs of Sydney, including Balmain, Glebe and Leichhardt. It was abolished in 1969.
For most of its history it was a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party, which held it without interruption from 1910 onward. In the 1930s it was a stronghold of the radical Premier of New South Wales, Jack Lang. Its most prominent member was Ted Theodore, who was deputy prime minister and treasurer in the Scullin government, having previously been Premier of Queensland. He was defeated in 1931 by the Lang follower and later Deputy Leader of Australian Labor Party (Non-Communist) Sol Rosevear, who was Speaker during the Curtin and Chifley governments.
| William Wilks |
|Free Trade|| 29 March 1901 –|
|Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Balmain North. Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Reid. Lost seat|
26 May 1909
|Commonwealth Liberal||26 May 1909 –|
13 April 1910
| Robert Howe |
|Labor|| 13 April 1910 –|
2 April 1915
|Died in office|
| William Mahony |
|Labor|| 6 May 1915 –|
18 January 1927
|Resigned in order to retire from politics|
| Ted Theodore |
|Labor|| 26 February 1927 –|
19 December 1931
|Previously held the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Woothakata and Queensland Premier. Served as deputy prime minister under Scullin. Lost seat|
| Sol Rosevear |
|Labor (NSW)|| 19 December 1931 –|
|Served as Speaker during the Curtin, Forde and Chifley Governments. Died in office|
|Labor||February 1936 –|
2 May 1940
|Labor (Non-Communist)||2 May 1940 –|
|Labor||February 1941 –|
21 March 1953
| Arthur Greenup |
|Labor|| 9 May 1953 –|
4 November 1955
|Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Newtown-Annandale. Lost preselection and retired|
| William O'Connor |
|Labor|| 10 December 1955 –|
29 September 1969
|Previously held the Division of Martin. Retired after Dalley was abolished in 1969|
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