2001 Profile of the division of Maranoa

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

Name Derivation:

Named after the district name which was taken from the Maranoa River which passes through the area.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 650 504 sq km from the Northern Territory, South Australian and New South Wales borders to Emerald in the north and Dalby in the east.

The main towns include Blackall, Blackwater, Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Emerald, Goondiwindi, Miles, Roma, Stanthorpe and Warwick.

Products/Industries of the area:

Mainly primary production including coal, oil, gas, orchards, cotton, all types of grain, cattle and sheep.

First Proclaimed/Election

1900/1901

Members

  • Bruce Scott (NP) 1990–
  • I M D Cameron (NCP/NP) 1980–90
  • J Corbett (CP/NCP) 1966–80
  • W J Brimblecombe (CP) 1951–66
  • C W Russell (CP) 1949–51
  • C F Adermann (CP) 1943–49
  • F P Baker (ALP) 1940–43
  • J A J Hunter (CP) 1921–40
  • J Page (ALP) 1901–21

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

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

Enrolment: 82 834

Informal Vote: 3.76%

Turnout: 94.58%

Seat Status: Safe National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 35.58%
  • NP: 64.42%

Enrolment: 83 216

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.57%
  • Preamble Question 0.62%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.94%
  • Preamble Question 94.95%

Enrolment: 84 022

Informal Vote: 4.69%

Turnout: 94.77%

Seat Status: Safe National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 33.99%
  • NP: 66.01%
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