2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Dawson (Qld)
Updated: 4 September 2013
- Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
- AEC Divisional Office:
- Divisional Office contact details
- Maps & GIS data:
- A4 map of the Division of Dawson (2009) [PDF 1.1MB]
Map of the Division of Dawson (2009) [PDF 5.4MB]
Download GIS data
- Name derivation:
- Named after Andrew (Anderson) Dawson 1863–1910, Queensland's first Labor Premier 1899.
- Area and Location Description:
- Dawson covers an area of approximately 14 945 sq km from Mackay to Chelona in the south, and to Oonoonba in the north. It also includes the Whitsunday and Lindeman group of islands. Main towns include Proserpine, Airlie Beach, Bowen, Home Hill and Ayr, as well as the city of Mackay.
- Products/industries of the area:
- Various small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar growing and refining, beef cattle, coal mining related industries, abattoirs and tourism.
- First proclaimed/election:
- Demographic rating:
- Christensen, G (LNQ) 2010–
Bidgood, J (ALP) 2007–2010
Kelly, D (NP) 1996–2007
Braithwaite, R A (NP) 1975–1996
Patterson, R A (ALP) 1966–1975
Shaw, G W (CP) 1963–1966
Davidson, C W (CP) 1949–1963
- Current member details:
- Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
- Further information:
- 2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Dawson
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Dawson
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Dawson
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.