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The Division of Lang was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, and was named after Rev. John Dunmore Lang, a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and advocate of Australian independence. It originally included the suburbs of Kogarah and Marrickville, but by the time it was abolished in 1977, it covered the suburbs of Lakemba and Belmore. The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. It was held by the Labor Party for all but one term after 1928, and in its final form was very safe for that party. It was abolished at the redistribution of 31 October 1977.[1]

Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeJohn Dunmore Lang


Member Party Term
  Francis McLean Free Trade 1901–1903
  (Sir) Elliot Johnson Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1903–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1928
  William Long Labor 1928–1931
  Dick Dein United Australia 1931–1934
  Dan Mulcahy Labor (NSW) 1934–1936
  Labor 1936–1940
  Labor (Non-Communist) 1940–1941
  Labor 1941–1953
  Frank Stewart Labor 1953–1977

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