2004 Profile of the division of Franklin

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Sir John Franklin 1786–1847, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania 1837–43.

Area and Location Description:

Franklin covers an area of approximately 7 933 sq km from Bridgewater in the north to Port Davey in the south and Seven Mile Beach in the east. The City of Clarence is in the division. Other major towns include Blackmans Bay, Bridgewater, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston, Margate and Snug as well as Bruny Island.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Apples, pears, small fruits, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • QUICK, H (ALP) 1993–
  • GOODLUCK, B J (LP) 1975–1993
  • SHERRY, R H (ALP) 1969–1975
  • PEARSALL, T G (LP) 1966–1969
  • FALKINDER, C W J (LP) 1946–1966
  • FROST, C W (FLP/ALP) 1934–1946
  • BLACKLOW, A C (UAP) 1931–1934
  • FROST, C W (ALP) 1929–1931
  • MCWILLIAMS, W J (IND) 1928–1929
  • SEABROOK, A C (NAT) 1922–1928

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 69 794
  • Informal Vote: 3.40%
  • Turnout: 95.65%
  • Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 42.41% | ALP: 57.59%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.