World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Division of Barker

Article Id: WHEBN0001139697
Reproduction Date:

Title: Division of Barker  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Patrick Secker, Bordertown, South Australia, Tarpeena, South Australia, Port MacDonnell, South Australia, Tantanoola, South Australia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Division of Barker

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Barker 2013.png
Barker (dark green) in the state of South Australia
Created 1903
MP Tony Pasin
Party Liberal
Namesake Collet Barker
Electors 103,321 (2013)
Area 63,886 km2 (24,666.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Barker is an Australian Electoral Division in the south-east of South Australia.

The 63,886 km² seat currently stretches from Port MacDonnell in the south, taking in the Murray Mallee, the Riverland, the Murraylands and most of the Barossa Valley, and includes the towns of Barmera, Berri, Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Loxton, Mannum, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Penola, Renmark, Tailem Bend, Waikerie, and parts of Nuriootpa and Tanunda.

The division was established on 2 October 1903, when South Australia's original single multi-member division was split into seven single-member divisions. It is named for Collet Barker, an early explorer of the region at the mouth of the Murray River. It is the only one of South Australia's remaining original six divisions that has never been held by the Australian Labor Party. It has been in the hands of the Liberal Party and its predecessors for its entire existence, except for a six-year period when Country Party MP Archie Cameron held it; however, Cameron joined the United Australia Party, direct forerunner of the Liberals, in 1940. The conservative parties have usually had a fairly secure hold on the seat. This tradition has only been threatened twice, both at high-tide elections. Labor came within 1.2 percent of winning the seat at the 1929 election, and within 1.7 percent of winning the seat at the 1943 election. In the latter election, Barker was left as the only non-Labor seat in South Australia, and indeed the only non-Labor seat outside the eastern states whose

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.