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Current Member Patrick SECKER
Current Party Liberal Party
Description Rural
Location Barker covers an area from Morgan in the North to Port MacDonnell in the South. The eastern boundary is the South Australian border. It includes the Upper and Lower South East, the Mallee, the Riverland, the Murrayland and most of the Barossa Valley. The main suburbs in the Barker division include Barmera, Berri, Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Loxton, Mannum, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Nuriootpa, Penola, Renmark, Tanunda, Tailem Bend, and Waikerie.
Origin Named after Captain Collet Barker(1784-1831), an explorer who was sent to solve the 'mystery' of the mouth of the River Murray. Barker was first proclaimed in 1903.
Products/Industries Beef and dairy cattle, sheep, fishing, cropping, forestry, timber, paper products, wine, fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, transport and tourism.
State SA
Area 64,015 sq kms (approx)
Population 145,404 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 102,799 as at 30/11/07

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