Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Bowman (Qld)

Updated: 25 September 2013
State/Territory:
Queensland
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Bowman (2009) [PDF 257KB]
Map of the Division of Bowman (2009) [PDF 1.4MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after David Bowman (1860–1916), a Member of the Queensland Parliament 1904–16.
Area and Location Description:
Bowman covers an area of approximately 537 sq km from Thorneside in the north to Redland Bay in the south and includes the islands of Coochiemudlo, Lamb, Karragara, Macleay, Russell and North Stradbroke. The main suburbs include Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Mount Cotton, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point.
Products/industries of the area:
Farming, retail and industrial activities. Tourism on the Islands and a Winery at Mount Cotton.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Members:
Laming, A (LNQ) 2004–
Sciacca, C (ALP) 1998–2004
West, A (LP) 1996–1998
Sciacca, C A (ALP) 1987–1996
Keogh, L J (ALP) 1983–1987
Jull, D F (LP) 1975–1983
Keogh, L J (ALP) 1969–1975
Gibbs, W T (LP) 1963–1969
Comber, J (ALP) 1961–1963
McColm, M L (LP) 1949–1961
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bowman
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bowman
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bowman
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bowman
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.