Named after the area which was explored by Angus McMillan in 1839. It was named after Governor Sir George Gipps.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Gippsland is located in eastern Victoria. It covers an area of approximately 33 054 sq km from the New South Wales border in the north-east to Port Albert in the south-west. The main towns include Bairnsdale, Churchill, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Maffra, Morwell, Orbost, Rosedale, Sale, Stratford, Traralgon and Yarram.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Beef, dairy, sheep and vegetable farming, cropping, sawmilling and forestry, fishing, tourism, the production of oil, gas and electricity, and correctional and defence services, including the RAAF Base at East Sale.
Chester, D (NP) 2008–
McGauran, P (NP) 1983–2008
Nixon, P J (CP/NCP/NP) 1961–1983
Bowden, G J (CP) 1943–1961
Paterson, T (CP/LCP) 1922–1943
Wise, G H (PROT/NAT) 1914–1922
Bennett, J (LIB) 1913–1914
Wise, G H (PROT) 1906–1913
McLean, A (PROT) 1901–1906
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.