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Electoral district of Rockhampton

Rockhampton is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Rockhampton
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Rockhampton.pdf
Electoral map of Rockhampton 2017
State Queensland
Dates current 1865–1960; 1972–present
MP Barry O'Rourke
Party Labor
Namesake Rockhampton
Electors 35,125 (2017)
Area 154 km2 (59.5 sq mi)
Coordinates 23°24′S 150°28′E / 23.400°S 150.467°E / -23.400; 150.467Coordinates: 23°24′S 150°28′E / 23.400°S 150.467°E / -23.400; 150.467
Electoral district of Rockhampton, 1865
Electoral map of Rockhampton 2008

Wedged between the electoral districts of Keppel to the east and Mirani to the west, Rockhampton encompasses the bulk of the regional city of Rockhampton and many of its outlying developed areas, including the community of Gracemere.

Contents

HistoryEdit

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

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 Rockhampton was 30 January 1865 and the election was held on 1 February 1865.[1]

Members for RockhamptonEdit

First incarnation (1865–1960)
1865–1878, 1 member
Member Term
Charles Fitzsimmons 1865–1867
Thomas Henry FitzGerald 1867
Archibald Archer 1867–1869
Henry Milford 1869–1870
Alexander Fyfe 1870–1873
Charles Hardie Buzacott 1873–1877
John MacFarlane 1877–1878
1878–1912, 2 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Rea   1878–1881   Thomas Macdonald-Paterson   1878–1883
  John Ferguson Griffith 1881–1888   William Higson Griffith 1883–1888
  Archibald Archer Independent 1888–1896   William Pattison Conservative 1888–1893
  George Curtis Independent 1893–1902
  William Kidston Labour 1896–1907
  Kenneth Grant Labour 1902–1907
  Kidston 1907–1909   Kidston 1907–1909
Ministerialist 1909–1911 Ministerialist 1909–1912
  John Adamson Labour 1911–1912
1912–1960, 1 member
Member Party Term
  John Adamson Labor 1912–1916
  Independent 1916–1917
  Frank Forde Labor 1917–1922
  George Farrell Labor 1923–1929
  Thomas Dunlop Independent 1929–1932
  James Larcombe Labor 1932–1956
  Mick Gardner Labor 1956–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
Second incarnation (1972–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Keith Wright Labor 1972–1984
  Paul Braddy Labor 1985–1995
  Robert Schwarten Labor 1995–2012
  Bill Byrne Labor 2012–2017
  Barry O'Rourke Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

Queensland state election, 2017: Rockhampton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Barry O'Rourke 9,675 31.7 −21.2
Independent Margaret Strelow 7,174 23.5 +23.5
One Nation Wade Rothery 6,521 21.4 +21.4
Liberal National Douglas Rodgers 5,442 17.9 −12.4
Greens Kate Giamarelos 1,674 5.5 −0.7
Total formal votes 30,486 95.7 −1.6
Informal votes 1,362 4.3 +1.6
Turnout 31,848 89.0 −1.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Barry O'Rourke 16,825 55.2 −8.8
One Nation Wade Rothery 13,661 44.8 +44.8
Labor hold Swing −8.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 19 January 1865. p. 3. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ 2017 State General Election - Rockhampton - District Summary, ECQ.

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