Named after William Wills 1834–61, explorer and member of expedition which attempted to cross Australia in 1860–61.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Wills is located in Melbourne's northern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 57 sq km from Fawkner and Glenroy in the north to Brunswick in the south and also includes Essendon Airport. The main suburbs include Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, Brunswick and parts of Coburg, Fawkner and Strathmore.
Products/Industries of the Area:
This area contains many large industries including paper, tiles, clothing manufacturing, steel, paints, glass, textiles, Australian Defence Industries, joinery, electrical goods, retailing and various hardware industries.
Thomson, K (ALP) 1996–
Cleary, P R (IND) 1993–1996
Hawke, R J L (ALP) 1980–1992
Bryant, G M (ALP) 1955–1980
Bryson, W G (ALP) 1949–1955
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.