Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Maranoa (Qld)

Updated: 27 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 Maranoa (2009) [PDF 1.7MB]
Map of the Division of Maranoa (2009) [PDF 3.7MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the district name which was taken from the Maranoa River which passes through the area. The river was discovered by Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846 and retained its Aboriginal name.
Area and Location Description:
Maranoa covers an area of approximately 731 297 sq km from the Northern Territory, South Australian and New South Wales borders to Diamantina in the north and Nanango, Warwick and Stanthorpe in the east. The main towns include Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Kingaroy, Miles, Roma, St George, Stanthorpe, Tara, Thargomindah and Warwick.
Products/industries of the area:
Mainly primary production including coal, oil, gas, orchards, cotton, grain, cattle and sheep.
First proclaimed/election:
1900/1901
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
Scott, B (LNQ) 1990–
Cameron, I M D (NCP/NP) 1980–1990
Corbett, J (CP/NCP) 1966–1980
Brimblecombe, W J (CP) 1951–1966
Russell, C W (CP) 1949–1951
Adermann, C F (CP) 1943–1949
Baker, F P (ALP) 1940–1943
Hunter, J A J (CP) 1921–1940
Page, J (ALP) 1901–1921
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Maranoa
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Maranoa
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Maranoa
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Maranoa
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.