2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Hume (NSW)

Updated: 4 September 2013
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Hume (2009) [PDF 413KB]
Map of the Division of Hume (2009) [PDF 13.7MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Hamilton Hume (1797–1873), an early explorer.
Area and Location Description:
Hume covers an area of approximately 33 637 sq km from Cowra in the north to Wee Jasper in the south and parts of the Southern Highlands from Picton and Wilton in the east to Young and Cootamundra in the west. It includes the entire local Government areas of Boorowa, Cootamundra, Cowra, Goulburn Mulwaree, Harden, Upper Lachlan, Weddin, Yass Valley and Young Councils and parts of Palerang, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires. Towns include Bargo, Binalong, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Buxton, Caragabal, Colo Vale, Cootamundra, Cowra, Crookwell, Gooloogong, Grenfell, Gundaroo, Gunning, Harden/Murrumburrah, High Range, Hill Top, Joadja, Jugiong, Marulan, Murrumbateman, Oakdale, Picton, Quandialla, Stockinbingal, Sutton, Tahmoor, Tarago, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Wallendbeen, Wilton, Yass, Young and the City of Goulburn.
Products/industries of the area:
Mixed farming, grazing, fat lambs, fruit, vegetables, wine, timber and textiles. The area is noted for its fine wool with Goulburn being the home of the Big Merino. Young is famous as the cherry capital of New South Wales and Cootamundra as the birth place of Sir Donald Bradman.
First proclaimed/election:
1901
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
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:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Hume
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Hume
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Hume
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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