Profile of the electoral division of New England (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after the area covered by the electoral division. It is believed the area has been known by this name due to the similarity of its climate, fruits and cultivation to England.
Area
66 394 sq km
Location Description:
New England covers an area from the Queensland border in the north to Merriwa, Aberdeen and Scone in the south. The main towns include Aberdeen, Armidale, Ashford, Barraba, Bingara, Glenn Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Nundle, Quirindi, Satur, Scone, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tingha, Urbenville and Walcha.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete.
Demographic rating:
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Joyce, B (NP) 2013–
  • Windsor, T (IND) 2001–2013
  • St Clair, S (NP) 1998–2001
  • Sinclair, I (CP/NCP/NP) 1963–1998
  • Drummond, D H (CP) 1949–1963
  • Abbott, J P (CP) 1940–1949
  • Thompson, V C (CP) 1922–1940
  • Hay, A (NAT & FARMERS/CP/IND) 1919–1922
  • Abbott, P P (LIB/NAT) 1913–1919
  • Foster, F J (ALP) 1906–1913
  • Lonsdale, E (FT) 1903–1906
  • Sawers, W B S C (PROT) 1901–1903
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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