2001 Profile of the division of Herbert

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Robert Herbert (1831–1905), the first Premier of Queensland (1860–1866). He was also Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, (1871–1892).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 2966 sq km around the City of Townsville and also includes Magnetic Island and Palm Islands. Townsville (including Thuringowa City) is the main city in the area.

Products/Industries of the area:

Copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, and tropical fruits, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism. Townsville, noted for its port facilities, is also home to James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF).

First Proclaimed/Election

1900/1901

Members

  • Peter Lindsay (LP) 1996–
  • E J Lindsay (ALP) 1983–96
  • A G Dean (LP) 1977–83
  • R N Bonnett (LP) 1966–77
  • E W Harding (ALP) 1961–66
  • J Murray (LP) 1958–61
  • W F Edmonds (ALP) 1946–58
  • G W Martens (ALP/FLP) 1928–46
  • L W Nott (NAT) 1925–28
  • F W Bamford (ALP/NAT) 1901–25

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Provincial

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 84 458

Informal Vote: 3.87%

Turnout: 94.68%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.90%
  • LP: 50.10%

Enrolment: 85 934

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.63%
  • Preamble Question 0.73%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.02%
  • Preamble Question 94.04%

Enrolment: 90 904

Informal Vote: 4.93%

Turnout: 95.17%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 48.38%
  • LP: 51.62%
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