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The Division of Phillip was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the Sydney's eastern suburbs, and was named after Captain Arthur Phillip, captain of the First Fleet and first Governor of New South Wales. The Division included the suburbs of Bondi, Coogee, Kensington and Randwick.

Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeArthur Phillip

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 Federal election. It was abolished prior to the 1993 Federal election. It was a marginal seat that from 1963 onward was held by the governing party of the day.


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Joe Fitzgerald
Labor 10 December 1949
10 December 1955
Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 1961
    William Aston
Liberal 10 December 1955
9 December 1961
Lost seat
    Syd Einfeld
Labor 9 December 1961
30 November 1963
Lost seat. Later elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Bondi in 1965
    (Sir) William Aston
Liberal 30 November 1963
2 December 1972
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Menzies and Holt. Served as Speaker during the Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon Governments. Lost seat
    Joe Riordan
Labor 2 December 1972
13 December 1975
Served as minister under Whitlam. Lost seat
    Jack Birney
Liberal 13 December 1975
5 March 1983
Lost seat
    Jeannette McHugh
Labor 5 March 1983
13 March 1993
Served as minister under Keating. Transferred to the Division of Grayndler after Phillip was abolished in 1993

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