2001 Profile of the division of Franklin

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Tasmania

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir John Franklin (1786–1847), Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania (1837–1843). He also accompanied Matthew Flinders on a voyage to chart the south coast of Australia in 1801. He died on an expedition to the Arctic.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 7933 sq km from Bridgewater in the north to Port Davey in the south and Seven Mile Beach in the east.

The City of Clarence is in the division of Franklin. Other major towns include Blackmans Bay, Bridgewater, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston, Margate and Snug as well as Bruny Island.

Products/Industries of the area:

Apples, pears, small fruits, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry and tourism.

First Proclaimed

1903

Members

  • Harry Quick (ALP) 1993–
  • B J Goodluck (LP) 1975–93
  • R H Sherry (ALP) 1969–75
  • T G Pearsall (LP) 1966–69
  • C W J Falkinder (LP) 1946–66
  • C W Frost (FLP/ALP) 1934–46
  • A C Blacklow (UAP) 1931–34
  • C W Frost (ALP) 1929–31
  • W J McWilliams (IND) 1928–29
  • A C Seabrook (NAT) 1922–28
  • W J McWilliams (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT/CP) 1903–22

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 65 769

Informal Vote: 2.79%

Turnout: 96.05%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 56.60%
  • LP: 43.40%

Enrolment: 65 693

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.85%
  • Preamble Question 1.05%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.45%
  • Preamble Question 96.46%

Enrolment: 67 119

Informal Vote: 3%

Turnout: 96.3%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 58.04%
  • LP: 41.96%
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