Named after Tilly Aston 1873–1947, blind writer and teacher who helped found the library of the Victorian Association of Braille Writers in 1894.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Aston is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 99 sq km from Bayswater in the north to Rowville in the south, from Boronia and Ferntree Gully in the east to Wantirna in the west. The suburbs of Bayswater, Boronia (part), Ferntree Gully (part), Knoxfield, Lysterfield (part), Rowville, Scoresby, Wantirna and Wantirna South are in this division.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Market gardens, orchards, light industry, electronics, tyre and food manufacturing and chemical production.
Tudge, A (LP) 2010–
Pearce, C (LP) 2001–2010
Nugent, P E (LP) 1990–2001
Saunderson, J (ALP) 1984–1990
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.