Named after Edward Gibbon Wakefield 1796–1862, whose theories of colonisation had a great impact on the formation of settlements in Western Australia and South Australia.
Area and Location Description:
Wakefield covers an area of approximately 6 407 sq km from Salisbury in the northern suburbs of Adelaide to Clare in the Clare Valley, 135 km north of Adelaide. The main suburbs include Elizabeth, Salisbury (part), Craigmore and Munno Para. The towns of Virginia, Gawler, Port Wakefield (part), Balaklava, Clare, Kapunda, Riverton, Mallala, Freeling, Tarlee and Williamstown are also included in this division.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Commercial, retail and technology based industry, defence, Edinburgh RAAF Base, automotive manufacturing, cereal crops, sheep, cattle, market gardens and viticulture.
Champion, N (ALP) 2007–
Fawcett, D (LP) 2004–2007
Andrew, N (LP) 1983–2004
Giles, G (LP) 1977–1983
Kelly, C R (LP) 1958–1977
McBride, P A M (LP) 1946–1958
Smith, A E (ALP) 1943–1946
Duncan-Hughes, J G (UAP) 1940–1943
McHugh, S (ALP) 1938–1940
Hawker, C A S (NAT/UAP) 1929–1938
Collins, M (CP) 1928–1929
Foster, R W (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1909–1928
Holder, F W (PROT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–1909
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.