Electoral district of Rockhampton
|Dates current||1865–1960; 1972–present|
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.
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.
Members for Rockhampton
|First incarnation (1865–1960)|
|1865–1878, 1 member|
|Thomas Henry FitzGerald||1867|
|Charles Hardie Buzacott||1873–1877|
|1878–1912, 2 members|
|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|
|1912–1960, 1 member|
|Second incarnation (1972–present, 1 member)|
- 1 Milford did not take his seat, resigned, and was defeated in the resulting by-election.
|Queensland state election, 2012: Rockhampton|
|Liberal National||Gavin Finch||8,781||31.76||+4.54|
|Katter's Australian||Shane Guley||3,507||12.68||+12.68|
|Family First||Genevieve Ellis||734||2.65||+2.65|
|Total formal votes||27,652||97.02||-1.06|
|Liberal National||Gavin Finch||10,406||46.05||+13.97|
- "Local and General News.". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 19 January 1865. p. 3. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)