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Division of Arafura


The division was created following the 1983 redistribution and is named after the Arafura Sea. Arafura is derived from the Indigenous name for the “people of the mountains” of the Moluccas (or Maluku Islands), an archipelago in eastern Indonesia. The Dutch named the sea in 1827.


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


L CostaALP2016 - Present
F X KurrupuwuCLP2012 - 2016
M R ScrymgourALP2001 - 2012
M J RioliALP1992 - 2001
S G TipilouraALP1987 - 1992
R CollinsALP1983 - 1987

Map of Arafura