Electoral district of Hampden

Hampden was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria from 1904 until its abolition in 1976. Most of the territory located in the old division of Hampden was transferred into the re-created electorate of Ripon. Hampden's most notable member was the longest serving Premier of Victoria Sir Henry Bolte. The seat was a marginally conservative seat, having never been won by the non-conservative parties for more than one term.

VictoriaLegislative Assembly
County of Hampden
NamesakeCounty of Hampden

Members for HampdenEdit

Member Party Term
  David Oman Commonwealth Liberal 1904–1927
  Arthur Hughes Labor 1927–1929
  Chester Manifold Nationalist 1929–1935
  United Australia
  William Cumming United Australia 1935–1945
  Raymond Hyatt Labor 1945–1947
  Henry Bolte Liberal / LCP [a] 1947–1972
  Tom Austin Liberal 1972–1976


[a] = "Liberal and Country Party" was the name of the Victorian branch of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1949 until 1965

Coordinates: 37°59′S 143°00′E / 37.983°S 143.000°E / -37.983; 143.000