2010 federal election: Profile for the electoral division of Franklin

Updated: 25 October 2011





Contact details:

Contact the Franklin Divisional Office

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 6 514 sq km from Old Beach 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, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston (part), Margate, Old Beach, Richmond and Snug, as well as Bruny Island.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Apples, pears, small fruits, aquaculture, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry, vineyards 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

Further information:

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