2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Franklin

Updated: 11 October 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 (part), Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston (part), Margate and Snug as well as Bruny Island.

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


  • Collins, J (ALP) 2007–
  • Quick, H (ALP) 1993–2007
  • 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
  • McWilliams, W J (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT/CP) 1903–1922

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Franklin

Further information:

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