Electoral district of Rockhampton

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Rockhampton
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Rockhampton (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1865–1960; 1972–present
MP Bill Byrne
Party Labor
Namesake Rockhampton

Rockhampton is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Wedged between the electoral districts of Keppel to the east and Mirani to the west, Rockhampton encompasses the bulk of the regional city of Rockhampton and many of its outlying developed areas, including the community of Gracemere.

History[edit]

In 1864, the Additional Members Act created six additional electoral districts, each returning 1 member:

The first elections in these six electorates were held in 1865 (that is, during a parliamentary term and not as part of a general election across Queensland). The nomination date for the election in Rockhampton was 30 January 1865 and the election was held on 1 February 1865.[1]

Members for Rockhampton[edit]

First incarnation (1865–1960)
1865–1878, 1 member
Member Term
Charles Fitzsimmons 1865–1867
Thomas Henry FitzGerald 1867
Archibald Archer 1867–1869
Henry Milford[1] 1869–1870
Alexander Fyfe 1870–1873
Charles Hardie Buzacott 1873–1877
John McFarlane 1877–1878
1878–1912, 2 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Rea   1878–1881   Thomas Macdonald-Paterson   1878–1883
  John Ferguson Griffith 1881–1888   William Higson Griffith 1883–1888
  Archibald Archer Independent 1888–1896   William Pattison Conservative 1888–1893
  George Curtis Independent 1893–1902
  William Kidston Labor 1896–1907
  Kenneth Grant Labor 1902–1907
  Kidston 1907–1909   Kidston 1907–1909
Ministerialist 1909–1911 Ministerialist 1909–1912
  John Adamson Labor 1911–1912
1912–1960, 1 member
Member Party Term Notes
  John Adamson Labor 1912–1916
  Independent 1916–1917
  Frank Forde Labor 1917–1922
  George Farrell Labor 1923–1929
  Thomas Dunlop Independent 1929–1932
  James Larcombe Labor 1932–1956 retired
  Mick Gardner Labor 1956–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
Second incarnation (1972–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Keith Wright Labor 1972–1985
  Paul Braddy Labor 1985–1995
  Robert Schwarten Labor 1995–2012
  Bill Byrne Labor 2012–present


1 Milford did not take his seat, resigned, and was defeated in the resulting by-election.

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Rockhampton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Byrne 11,002 39.79 -21.78
Liberal National Gavin Finch 8,781 31.76 +4.54
Katter's Australian Shane Guley 3,507 12.68 +12.68
Independent Bruce Diamond 1,847 6.68 +6.68
Greens Bronwen Lloyd 954 3.45 -0.62
Family First Genevieve Ellis 734 2.65 +2.65
Independent Diane Hamilton 541 1.96 +1.96
Independent Chris Hooper 286 1.03 +1.03
Total formal votes 27,652 97.02 -1.06
Informal votes 850 2.98 +1.06
Turnout 28,502 91.73 -0.11
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Byrne 12,191 53.95 -13.97
Liberal National Gavin Finch 10,406 46.05 +13.97
Labor hold Swing -13.97

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