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Wannon

The Division of Wannon is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.

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  • Area:85.94 km2
  • Elevation:137 m
  • Population:108
  • Local Government Area:Southern Grampians Shire Council

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The Division of Wannon is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. # History The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The division was named after the Wannon River. For the first half-century after Federation, it regularly traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties. However, a 1955 redistribution removed most of the seat's Labor-friendly territory, and it has been a safe Liberal seat for most of its history since then. The seat's most notable member was Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, to date the last prime minister from a country seat.His successor, David Hawker, was Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the last term of the Howard Government.Hawker retired in 2010 and was succeeded by Dan Tehan. # Weather # Things to do

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