Named in honour of William Robinson Boothby CMG, 1829–1903. Boothby introduced many electoral innovations in South Australia. From 1856 to 1903 superintended every State parliamentary election and drafted every Electoral Act in South Austalia. Boothby was State Returning Officer for the first House of Representatives election in South Australia in 1901 and, prior to his death, completed the 1903 redistribution of federal electoral divisions in South Australia.
115 sq km
The Division of Boothby consists of:
City of Holdfast Bay,
part of the City of Marion,
part of the City of Mitcham, and
part of the City of Unley
Products/Industries of the Area:
Major retailing, army camp and military barracks, tertiary education, tourism, several hospitals and various small industries.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion