Named in honour of Catherine Helen Spence, 1825–1910. Spence was an advocate for female suffrage and electoral reform and was the first female political candidate in Australia when she stood (unsuccessfully) for a seat at the Federal Convention elections of 1897.
532 sq km
The Division of Spence consists of:
City of Playford,
Town of Gawler,
part of the Barossa Council,
part of the City of Salisbury, and
part of the Light Regional Council
Products/Industries of the Area:
Commercial, defence, Edinburgh RAAF Base, retail and technology based industry, Lyell McEwin Hospital, market gardens and viticulture.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion