Named in honour of Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert, 1831–1905, the first Premier of Queensland (1859–66).
941 sq km
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council,
part of Hinchinbrook Shire Council, and
part of the Townsville City Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, and tropical fruits, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism. Townsville, noted for its port facilities, is also home to James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF).
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities
O'Toole, C (ALP) 2016–
Jones, E (LNQ) 2010–2016
Lindsay, P (LP) 1996–2010
Lindsay, E J (ALP) 1983–1996
Dean, A G (LP) 1977–1983
Bonnett, R N (LP) 1966–1977
Harding, E W (ALP) 1961–1966
Murray, J (LP) 1958–1961
Edmonds, W F (ALP) 1946–1958
Martens, G W (ALP/FLP) 1928–1946
Nott, L W (NAT) 1925–1928
Bamford, F W (ALP/NAT) 1901–1925