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Australian House of Representatives Division
The Division of South Sydney was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the south of the city of Sydney.
In Australia, electoral districts for the Australian House of Representatives are called divisions or more commonly referred to as electorates or seats. There are currently 151 single-member electorates for the Australian House of Representatives.
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New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2019, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.
The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. At the redistribution of 1 August 1934, it was abolished and replaced by the Division of Watson (1934-69), in honour of Hon Chris Watson, the first Labor Prime Minister of Australia and South Sydney's second member.
The 1901 Australian federal election for the inaugural Parliament of Australia was held in Australia on Friday 29 March and Saturday 30 March 1901. The elections followed Federation and the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901. All 75 seats in the Australian House of Representatives, six of which were uncontested, as well as all 36 seats in the Australian Senate, were up for election.
John Christian Watson, commonly known as Chris Watson, was an Australian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of Australia. He was the first Prime Minister from the Australian Labour Party, and led the world's first Labour Party government, indeed the world's first socialist or social democratic government, at a national level. From paternal German and maternal British ancestry, he is the only Australian Prime Minister not born in a Commonwealth country.
The Australian Labor Party is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 election. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in the states of Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and in both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state levels. It is the oldest political party in Australia.
| George Edwards |
|Free Trade|| 29 March 1901 –|
|Retired. Later elected to the Division of North Sydney in 1910|
8 November 1906
| Chris Watson |
|Labour|| 12 December 1906 –|
19 February 1910
|Previously held the Division of Bland. Retired|
| Edward Riley |
|Labor|| 13 April 1910 –|
19 December 1931
| John Jennings |
|United Australia|| 19 December 1931 –|
15 September 1934
|Transferred to the Division of Watson after South Sydney was abolished in 1934|
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