Named in honour of Vida Jane Goldstein, 1869–1949. Goldstein was a suffragist, feminist and invovled in social welfare. As a Senate candidate in 1903, Goldstein was one of the first women in the British Empire to be nominated for and to stand for election to a national parliament. Goldstein made a further four attempts to be elected to Federal parliament.
50 sq km
The Division of Goldstein consists of:
Bayside City Council, and
part of Glen Eira City Council.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook