Electoral district of Flinders (Queensland)

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State Queensland
Dates current 1888-1992

The electoral district of Flinders was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

It was first created in 1888, covering the area centered around the central Queensland towns of Cloncurry, Richmond and Hughenden.

It was renamed Carpentaria in the 1931 redistribution, but was changed back to Flinders in 1949, effective at the 1950 election.

It was abolished in a redistribution in 1991, effective 1992. The last sitting member of the seat was Bob Katter, who had held it since December 1974.[1]

Members for Flinders[edit]

First incarnation (1888–1932)
Member Party Term
Louis Goldring 1888–1893
Charles McDonald Labour 1893–1901
Peter Airey Labour 1901–1907
John May Labor 1907–1917
John Mullan Labor 1917–1932
Second incarnation (1950–1992)
Ernest Riordan Labor 1950–1954
Frank Forde Labor 1955–1957
Bill Lonergan Country 1957–1974
  Bob Katter National 1974–1992

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Hon Bob Katter MP, Member for Kennedy (Qld)". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 

Coordinates: 20°50′33.5″S 144°11′59.6″E / 20.842639°S 144.199889°E / -20.842639; 144.199889