2004 Profile of the division of Hume

Updated: 29 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Hamilton Hume 1797–1873, an early explorer.

Area and Location Description:

Hume covers an area of approximately 25 948 sq km from Warragamba in the north to Yass in the south and from Bowral in the east to Young in the west. The main towns include Appin, Berrima, Boorowa, Bowral, Crookwell, Harden/Murrumburrah, Mittagong, Picton, Warragamba, Yass, Young and the City of Goulburn.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

The main industry in the north of the division is coal mining, with mines operating at Tahmoor, Wilton, Appin and along the Burragorang Valley. The division also produces fat lambs, fruit, vegetables, timber and textiles and is a centre for fine wool, dairying, horse-breeding/agistment and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • SCHULTZ, A (LP) 1998–
  • SHARP, J (NP) 1993–1998
  • FIFE, W C (LP) 1984–1993
  • LUSHER, S A (CP/NCP/NP) 1974–1984
  • OLLEY, F (ALP) 1972–1974
  • PETTITT, J A (CP) 1963–1972
  • FULLER, A N (ALP) 1961–1963
  • ANDERSON, C G W (CP) 1955–1961
  • FULLER, A N (ALP) 1951–1955
  • ANDERSON, C G W (CP) 1949–1951
  • FULLER, A N (ALP) 1943–1949
  • COLLINS, T J (CP) 1931–1943
  • MOLONEY, P J (ALP) 1919–1931
  • FALKINER, F B S (NAT) 1917–1919
  • PATTEN, R (LIB) 1913–1917
  • LYNE, W J (PROT/IND) 1901–1913

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 89 580
  • Informal Vote: 5.45%
  • Turnout: 95.57%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 64.13% | ALP: 35.87%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.