Division of Hume
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||17,240 km2 (6,656.4 sq mi)|
The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The division was named after Hamilton Hume, one of the first Europeans to travel through the area.
The division is located in the central part of the state, north of the Australian Capital Territory. The division covers a large rural and regional area, with agriculture being the main industry. It also includes a portion of outer Sydney suburbs at its northeastern extremity. It includes Boorowa and Goulburn in the west, parts of the Southern Highlands in the centre and Camden in the east. It includes the entire local government areas of Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan shires and parts of Camden Council, Hilltops Council, the City of Liverpool, the City of Penrith, Wingecarribee Shire and Wollondilly Shire. Towns include Appin, Bargo, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Camden, Camden Park, Colo Vale, Crookwell, Exeter, Goulburn, Hill Top, Marulan, Menangle, Meryla, Narellan, Oakdale, Penrose, Picton, Tahmoor, Tarago, Taralga, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Werai (part), Wingello (part), Wilton and Yerrinbool (part).
|United Australia||Lynda Abdo||4,939||4.82||+4.82|
|Conservative National||Tanya Hargraves||2,493||2.43||+2.43|
|Christian Democrats||Ian Nebauer||1,906||1.86||−1.86|
|Total formal votes||102,442||93.54||−1.16|