Electoral district of Belyando

Belyando was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland in 2 incarnations from 1950 to 1977.[1]

QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Dates current1949-1960, 1971-1977
NamesakeBelyando River

It was first created in the 1949 redistribution preceding the 1950 election, covering the central Queensland area around the Shire of Belyando. It was abolished in the redistribution preceding the 1960 election, its territory taken up by the district of Barcoo expanding eastward.

It was revived again in the 1971 redistribution, and was renamed Peak Downs from the 1977 election onwards.[2]

It is pronounced Bel-yando.[3]

Members for BelyandoEdit

First incarnation (1950–1960)
Member Party Term
  Tom Foley Labor 1950–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
Second incarnation (1972–1977)
  Eugene O'Donnell Labor 1972–1974
  Vince Lester National 1974–1977

Election resultsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2017" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The history of names: Mackay district". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 1 January 2016.