Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Franklin (Tas)

Updated: 19 September 2013
State/Territory:
Tasmania
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 16 February 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Map of Division:
A4 map of the Division of Franklin (2009) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Franklin (2009) [PDF 9.8MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Sir John Franklin 1786–1847, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania 1837–43.
Area and Location Description:
Franklin covers an area of approximately 6 514 sq km from Old Beach in the north to Port Davey in the south and Seven Mile Beach in the east. The City of Clarence is in the division. Other major towns include Blackmans Bay, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston (part), Margate, Old Beach, Richmond and Snug, as well as Bruny Island.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Apples, pears, small fruits, aquaculture, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry, vineyards and tourism.
First Proclaimed/Election:
1903
Demographic Rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Members:
Collins, J (ALP) 2007–
Quick, H (ALP) 1993–2007
Goodluck, B J (LP) 1975–1993
Sherry, R H (ALP) 1969–1975
Pearsall, T G (LP) 1966–1969
Falkinder, C W J (LP) 1946–1966
Frost, C W (FLP/ALP) 1934–1946
Blacklow, A C (UAP) 1931–1934
Frost, C W (ALP) 1929–1931
McWilliams, W J (IND) 1928–1929
Seabrook, A C (NAT) 1922–1928
McWilliams, W J (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT/CP) 1903–1922
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2004 federal eElection – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.