Division of Oxley (1901–1934)

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The Division of Oxley was an Australian electoral division in the state of Queensland. It was located in the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, and originally included the suburbs of South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and Coorparoo. By the time it was abolished in 1934, it had been redistributed to cover suburbs such as Bulimba and Murarrie.

Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeJohn Oxley

The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It was named after explorer John Oxley. The Division was abolished and replaced by the Division of Griffith at the redistribution of 1 August 1934.[1] At the redistribution of 11 May 1949, a new Division of Oxley was created in the south-western suburbs of Brisbane, primarily around Ipswich.


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Richard Edwards
Protectionist 30 March 1901
  Anti-Socialist 1906 –
26 May 1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
23 April 1913
    James Sharpe
Labor 31 May 1913
5 May 1917
Lost seat
    James Bayley
Nationalist 5 May 1917
19 December 1931
Lost seat. Later elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Wynnum in 1933
    Francis Baker
Labor 19 December 1931
15 September 1934
Transferred to the Division of Griffith after Oxley was abolished in 1934

Election resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Oxley (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.