Hawthorn: Home of Swinburne


By Colleen Murrell

The popular Camberwell Market

Hawthorn is an inner Melbourne electorate, once the seat of former Victorian premiers Sir William Murray McPherson (1916 to 1930) and Ted Baillieu (1999 to 2014). It’s a safe “blue ribbon” Liberal seat, known for Glenferrie Road’s shopping strip, the Camberwell Sunday Market and Swinburne University of Technology. The seat is currently held by Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto from the Liberal Party.