Named after William Boothby 1829–1903, the Returning Officer for the first election of Members of the House of Representatives in 1901.
Area and Location Description:
Boothby covers an area of approximately 130 sq km from Clarence Gardens and Urrbrae in the north to Marino and part of Happy Valley in the south. The main suburbs include Aberfoyle Park, Belair, Blackwood, Brighton, Daw Park, Eden Hills, Flagstaff Hill, Marion, Mitcham, Seacliff, St Marys and Panorama.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Major retailing, army camp and military barracks, tertiary education, several hospitals and various small industries.
Southcott, A (LP) 1996–
Hall, R S (LP) 1981–1996
McLeay, J E (LP) 1966–1981
McLeay, J (LP/LCL/LP) 1949–1966
Sheehy, T N (ALP) 1943–1949
Price, A G (UAP) 1941–1943
Price, J L (ALP/UAP) 1928–1941
Duncan-Hughes, J (LIB/NAT) 1922–1928
Story, W H (NAT) 1917–1922
Dankel, G (ALP) 1913–1917
Gordon, D J (LIB) 1911–1913
Batchelor, E L (ALP) 1903–1911
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.