Electoral district of Flinders (Queensland)

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Flinders
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1888–1932, 1950-1992
Namesake Matthew Flinders

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

It was first created in 1887, effective 1888, covering the area centred around the central Queensland towns of Cloncurry, Richmond and Hughenden.[1] It replaced the Electoral district of Burke.[1]

Flinders, along with parts of Burke, was incorporated into the new seat of Carpentaria in the 1931 redistribution, effective in 1932.[1] The named was changed back to Flinders in 1949, effective at the 1950 election.[1]

It was abolished in a redistribution in 1991, effective 1992, being replaced by Charters Towers. The last sitting member of Flinders was Bob Katter, who had held it since December 1974.[2]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Representatives of Queensland state electorates 1860 - 2012". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "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