Electoral district of Burke
Burke was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1873 to 1932, and again from 1960 to 1972. It covered remote rural areas in Northwest Queensland.
|Dates current||1873–1932, 1960–1972|
It originally existed as a single-member district until 1888, when it was changed to a dual-member district. This was changed at the next election when it was split into two single electorates - Burke and Croydon. Burke was amalgamated into the district of Carpentaria from the 1932 election, but was revived for the 1960 election, until it was finally abolished at the 1972 election and renamed Mount Isa.
Members for BurkeEdit
|First incarnation (1873–1932)|
|Roger Sheaffe||1878—1883||Dual member electorate (1888–1893)|
|Edward Palmer||1883—1888||Member 2||Party||Term|
|Ernest Hunter||1888—1890||William Hodgkinson||1888—1893|
|Second incarnation (1960—1972)|