Named after Andrew (Anderson) Dawson 1863–1910, Queensland's first Labor Premier 1899.
Area and Location Description:
Dawson covers an area of approximately 14 945 sq km from Mackay to Chelona in the south, and to Oonoonba in the north. It also includes the Whitsunday and Lindeman group of islands. Main towns include Proserpine, Airlie Beach, Bowen, Home Hill and Ayr, as well as the city of Mackay.
Products/industries of the area:
Various small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar growing and refining, beef cattle, coal mining related industries, abattoirs and tourism.
Christensen, G (LNQ) 2010–
Bidgood, J (ALP) 2007–2010
Kelly, D (NP) 1996–2007
Braithwaite, R A (NP) 1975–1996
Patterson, R A (ALP) 1966–1975
Shaw, G W (CP) 1963–1966
Davidson, C W (CP) 1949–1963