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Division of Lingiari

 

Division of Lingiari

Lingiari
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lingiari 2010.png
Division of Lingiari (green) within Australia
(outer islands not shown)
Created 2001
MP Warren Snowdon
Party Labor
Namesake Vincent Lingiari
Electors 65,937 (2013)
Area 1,352,371 km2 (522,153.4 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Lingiari is an Australian electoral division in the Northern Territory. The division was one of the two established when the former Division of Northern Territory was redistributed on 21 December 2000. It covers almost the entire Territory (except for the area around Darwin, which is covered by the Division of Solomon), an area of 1,347,849 square kilometres (520,407 sq mi), making it the second largest electorate in terms of area in Australia, the largest being the Division of Durack in Western Australia, and the third largest in the world. The division also includes the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. For its entire existence, it has been held by Warren Snowdon of the Australian Labor Party, who transferred there after Northern Territory was abolished.

The division was named after prominent Aboriginal rights activist Vincent Lingiari AM (1908–1988), who was a member of the Gurindji nation. The only other divisions named after Aboriginal Australians are [[Division of Bennelong

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