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|Area||33,419 km2 (12,903.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Wannon is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.
The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The division was named after the Wannon River. For the first half-century after Federation, it regularly traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties. However, a 1955 redistribution removed most of the seat's Labor-friendly territory, and it has been a safe Liberal seat for most of its history since then.
The seat's most notable member was Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, to date the last prime minister from a country seat. His successor, David Hawker, was Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the last term of the Howard Government. Hawker retired in 2010 and was succeeded by Dan Tehan.
The division is located in the south-west of the state, and encompasses most of the Western District of the state. It adjoins the South Australian border in the west, and the Bass Strait coast in the south. The division encompasses the towns of Warrnambool, Portland, Ararat, Hamilton and Halls Gap. The Grampians and the Port Campbell National Parks are in the division. Maryborough and Avoca became part of Wannon at the 2013 federal election due to a redistribution that took place on 24 December 2010.
| Samuel Cooke |
|Free Trade|| 29 March 1901 –|
23 November 1903
|Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Retired|
| Arthur Robinson |
|Free Trade|| 16 December 1903 –|
|Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Dundas. Lost seat. Later elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1912|
12 December 1906
| John McDougall |
|Labor|| 12 December 1906 –|
31 May 1913
| Arthur Rodgers |
|Liberal|| 31 May 1913 –|
17 February 1917
|Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat|
|Nationalist||17 February 1917 –|
16 December 1922
| John McNeill |
|Labor|| 16 December 1922 –|
14 November 1925
| Arthur Rodgers |
|Nationalist|| 14 November 1925 –|
12 October 1929
| John McNeill |
|Labor|| 12 October 1929 –|
19 December 1931
|Served as minister under Scullin. Lost seat|
| Thomas Scholfield |
|United Australia|| 19 December 1931 –|
21 September 1940
| Don McLeod |
|Labor|| 21 September 1940 –|
10 December 1949
| Dan Mackinnon |
|Liberal|| 10 December 1949 –|
28 April 1951
|Lost seat. Later elected to the Division of Corangamite in 1953|
| Don McLeod |
|Labor|| 28 April 1951 –|
4 November 1955
| Malcolm Fraser |
|Liberal|| 10 December 1955 –|
31 March 1983
|Served as minister under Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon. Served as Opposition Leader in 1975. Served as Prime Minister from 1975 to 1983. Resigned in order to retire from politics|
| David Hawker |
|Liberal|| 7 May 1983 –|
19 July 2010
|Served as Speaker during the Howard Government. Retired|
| Dan Tehan |
|Liberal|| 21 August 2010 –|
|Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison|
|United Australia||Joshua Wallace||6,258||6.02||+6.02|
|Total formal votes||103,889||96.15||+0.55|
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