Named after Vaiben Louis Solomon (1853–1908), who has been described as the Northern Territory's founding father of federation. He served as a member or Mayor of the Palmerston (original name of the Darwin settlement) District Council for 17 years and was an active member of the 1887 and 1898 Constitutional Conventions that led to the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia. In 1901, Mr Solomon was elected as one of the first Members of the House of Representatives as the member for the South Australian seat that included the Northern Territory.
It covers an area of approximately 326 sq. km and includes the cities of Darwin and Palmerston and urban fringes.
Tourism, horticulture, fishing and light industry.
2000 (previously part of the division of Northern Territory – 1922 – see below)
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|10 November 2001 Election|
Enrolment: 53 945
Informal Vote: 4.43%
Seat Status: Marginal Northern Territory Country Liberal
Two Party Preferred: