Division of Martin

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Martin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1922
Abolished1955
Namesake Sir James Martin

The Division of Martin was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, and initially included the suburbs of Concord and Mortlake, although by the time it was abolished in 1955, it had moved to cover Abbotsford, Balmain and Drummoyne.

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The Division was named after Hon Sir James Martin, a former Premier of New South Wales. It was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 Federal election. It was abolished at the redistribution of 30 August 1955. The seat was at one stage held by William Holman, a former Premier of New South Wales.

James Martin (Australian politician) Anglo-Australian politician and judge; Premier of New South Wales

Sir James Martin, KCB, QC was three times Premier of New South Wales, and Chief Justice of New South Wales from 1873 to 1886.

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1922 Australian federal election

Federal elections were held in Australia on 16 December 1922. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives, and 19 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Nationalist Party, led by Prime Minister Billy Hughes lost its majority. However, the opposition Labor Party led by Matthew Charlton did not take office as the Nationalists sought a coalition with the fledgling Country Party led by Earle Page. The Country Party made Hughes's resignation the price for joining, and Hughes was replaced as Nationalist leader by Stanley Bruce.

Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  Herbert Pratten.jpg Herbert Pratten
(1865–1928)
Nationalist 16 December 1922
7 May 1928
Previously held the Division of Parramatta. Served as minister under Bruce. Died in office. Nephew was Graham Pratten
  Frederick Pratten.jpg Graham Pratten
(1899–1977)
Nationalist 16 June 1928
12 October 1929
Lost seat. Later became a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1937. Uncle was Herbert Pratten
  John Eldridge.jpg John Eldridge
(1872–1954)
Labor 12 October 1929
27 March 1931
Did not contest in 1931. Failed to win the Division of Barton
  Labor (NSW) 27 March 1931
19 December 1931
  William Holman 1919.jpg William Holman
(1871–1934)
United Australia 19 December 1931
5 June 1934
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Cootamundra. Died in office
  William McCall.jpg William McCall
(1908–1968)
United Australia 15 September 1934
21 August 1943
Lost seat
  Fred Daly.jpg Fred Daly
(1912–1995)
Labor 21 August 1943
10 December 1949
Transferred to the Division of Grayndler
  William Paul O'Connor.jpg William O'Connor
(1910–1987)
Labor 10 December 1949
10 December 1955
Previously held the Division of West Sydney. Transferred to the Division of Dalley after Martin was abolished in 1955

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