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Division Profile
Division Name BENDIGO
State Victoria
Elected Member Gibbons, S (ALP) 1998-
Name Derivation Named after the city which is its main centre.
First Proclaimed / Election 1901
Area 7286 sq. kms
Demographic Provincial
Pre-Election Seat Status Marginal
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 97,129
Turnout 96.03%
Informal 3.54%
Location Situated on the northern foothills of the Great Dividing Range in North Central Victoria and providing the southern gateway to the Murray Darling Basin, the seat of Bendigo covers an area of approximately 7 286 sq km.
Products and Industry Coming from the status of one of the world's great gold-rush towns and the greatest goldfield in Victoria, the main population centre (Bendigo) is now the administrative, commercial and educational centre for North Central and Northern Victoria. Streets lined with grand nineteenth century buildings provide for a strong tourist industry while the rural area of the electorate supports a diverse range of farming, agricultural and viticultural activities along with continuing gold mining and other extractive industries. Other large population centres in the electorate include Maryborough, Castlemaine and Kyneton.

Gibbons, S (ALP) 1998-
Reid, B (LP) 1990-1998
Brumby, J M (ALP) 1983-1990
Bourchier, J W (LP) 1972-1983
Kennedy, A D (ALP) 1969-1972
Beaton, N L (ALP) 1960-1969
Clarey, P J (ALP) 1949-1960
Rankin, G J (ST CP/UCP/CP) 1937-1949
Harrison, E F (UAP) 1931-1937
Kean, R V (ALP) 1929-1931
Hurry, G (NAT) 1922-1929
Hughes, W M (NAT) 1917-1922
Hampson, A J (ALP) 1915-1917
Arthur, J A (ALP) 1913-1914
Quick, J (PROT/IND PROT/LIB) 1901-1913

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