kidzsearch.com > wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

Division of Durack




KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
Durack
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Durack 2010.png
Division of Durack (green) in Western Australia
Created: 2008
MP: Barry Haase
Party: Liberal
Namesake: Durack family of Western Australia
Electors: 85,811 (2010)
Area: 1,587,758 km² (613,037 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Durack is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Western Australia. The Division is named after the pioneering Durack family.[1] Author Mary Durack's wrote about the family history in her books, Kings in Grass Castles and Sons in the Saddle. The division was set up in 2010.[2]

Durack covers the northern parts of Western Australia. It includes Geraldton, Broome, Carnarvon, Derby, Dongara, Kalbarri, Karratha, Kununurra, Meekatharra, Merredin, Moora, Mukinbudin, Newman, Port Hedland and Tom Price.[1]

At 1,587,758 km², Durack is the largest electorate in Australia by land area.[1]

Members

Member Party Term
  Barry Haase Liberal 2010–2013
  Melissa Price Liberal 2013-present

Barry Haase was the member for the Division of Kalgoorlie which was abolished in the changes which established Durack.

Election results

References

Other websites

Coordinates: 22°46′37″S 121°25′41″E / 22.777°S 121.428°E / -22.777; 121.428