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Division of Arafura
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Location

A ‘Top End’ division comprising the Tiwi Islands, West Arnhem and includes the communities of Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Milikapiti, Minjilang, Nguiu, Pirlangimpi and Warruwi.

History

The division was created following the 1983 redistribution and named after the Arafura Sea. Arafura refers to the mountain people of the Moluccan Islands.  The Dutch named the sea in 1827. The 2015 redistribution saw Jabiru and kakadu move from Arafura to the Arnhem division.

Members

Affiliation Period
L Costa ALP 2016 - Present
F M Xavier​ CLP​ 2012 - 2016
M R Scrymgour ALP 2001 - 2012
M J Rioli ALP 1992 - 2001
S G Tipiloura​ ALP​ 1987 - 1992
R Collins ​ ALP​ 1983 - 1987​