Division of Angas (1903–1934)

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The Division of Angas was an Australian Electoral Division in South Australia. The division was created in 1903 and abolished in 1934. It was named for George Fife Angas, a South Australian pioneer, and was based in various rural areas to the east, south-east, north-east and north-west of Adelaide at different times including Angaston, Cadell, Eudunda, Gawler, Kapunda, Nuriootpa, Mallala, Murray Bridge, Tanunda and Walker Flat and from 1922 stretched further eastward as far as the South Australian border. It was a generally marginal seat which was won at various times by the Australian Labor Party and the Nationalist Party (and their predecessors).

Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeGeorge Fife Angas


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Paddy Glynn
Free Trade 16 December 1903
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Deakin, Cook and Hughes. Lost seat
  Anti-Socialist 1906 –
26 May 1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
13 December 1919
    Moses Gabb
Labor 13 December 1919
14 November 1925
Lost seat
    Walter Parsons
Nationalist 14 November 1925
12 October 1929
Lost seat
    Moses Gabb
Labor 12 October 1929
March 1931
Retired after Angas was abolished in 1934
  Independent[1] March 1931
7 August 1934

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  1. ^ Labor-turned-independent MP Moses Gabb was endorsed in the Division of Angas by the Emergency Committee of South Australia (formed by the state UAP for this election) who did not run their own candidate in Angas. Though Gabb is counted as an Emergency Committee MP, he remained an independent and did not help form or sit with the government and as such has been removed from government tallies.

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