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The Division of Fremantle is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australiamarker.

The division was created at Federation in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named for the city of Fremantlemarker, which in turn is named for Captain Charles Fremantle, captain of the Challenger, which brought the first settlers to Western Australia. The Division is located in the southern suburbs of Perthmarker, and includes Cockburnmarker, Coolbelupmarker and Palmyramarker as well as Fremantle. Since 1934 Fremantle has been a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. It has been held by a succession of senior Labor figures, including John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia 1941-45) and Cabinet ministers Kim Beazley , John Dawkins and Carmen Lawrence, the former Premier of Western Australia. Lawrence retired at the 2007 election, and the Labor candidate for Fremantle was Melissa Parke as the seat has been reserved for female candidates under Labor's affirmative action policy.


Member Party Term
  Elias Solomon Free Trade 1901–1903
  William Carpenter Labor 1903–1906
  William Hedges Western Australian 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1913
  Reginald Burchell Labor 1913–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1922
  William Watson Independent 1922–1928
  John Curtin Labor 1928–1931
  William Watson United Australia 1931–1934
  John Curtin Labor 1934–1945
  Kim Beazley Labor 1945–1977
  John Dawkins Labor 1977–1994
  Carmen Lawrence Labor 1994–2007
  Melissa Parke Labor 2007–present

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