Electoral district of Kennedy

Kennedy was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Kennedy
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
StateQueensland
Created1865
Abolished1950
NamesakeEdmund Kennedy
DemographicRural
Coordinates20°S 148°E / 20°S 148°E / -20; 148Coordinates: 20°S 148°E / 20°S 148°E / -20; 148

HistoryEdit

In 1864, the Additional Members Act created six additional electoral districts, each returning 1 member:[1]

The first elections in these six electorates were held in 1865 (that is, during a parliamentary term and not as part of a general election across Queensland). The nomination date for the election in Kennedy was 18 February 1865 and the election was held on 18 March 1865.[2]

When first constituted, Kennedy covered an area from Cardwell to Mackay, west to the Great Dividing Range, taking in the entire Burdekin River system. The district covered the north Queensland coast from Mackay to Hinchinbrook Island.[1][3] It was named for the explorer Edmund Kennedy.

Kennedy shrank in size over time; it finally included only the rural surrounds of Townsville. It was abolished in the 1949 redistribution (taking effect at the 1950 elections), most of its area being included in the Haughton.[1]

Members for KennedyEdit

Member Party Term
  George Elphinstone Dalrymple none 18 Mar 1865 – 19 Jul 1867
  Thomas Henry FitzGerald none 19 Jul 1867 – 11 June 1869
  John Bright none 10 July 1869 –   8 Jul 1870
  Edward MacDevitt none 15 Sep 1870 – 18 Nov 1873
  John Murtagh Macrossan none 25 Nov 1873 – 28 Nov 1878 Member 2 (1878–1888) Party
  Henry Wyndham Palmer none 28 Nov 1878 –   5 Oct 1883   Francis Horace Stubley none
  Isidor Lissner Ministerial   5 Oct 1883 – 12 May 1888   Sir Arthur Rutledge Ministerial
12 May 1888 – 13 May 1893
  George Jackson Labor 13 May 1893 –   2 Oct 1909
  James O'Sullivan Labor   2 Oct 1909 –   9 Oct 1920
  John Jones Northern Country   9 Oct 1920 – 12 May 1923
  Harry Bruce Labor 12 May 1923 – 11 June 1932
  Arthur Fadden CPNP 11 June 1932 – 11 May 1935
  Cecil Jesson Labor 11 May 1935 – 29 Apr 1950

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Alphabetical Register Of Members Of The Legislative Assembly 1860 – 2012" (PDF). Parliament of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  1. ^ a b c "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2012" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 19 January 1865. p. 3. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Map of Electoral district of Kennedy". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 24 November 2012.