Named in honour of Irene Maud Longman, 1877–1964, the first woman elected to the Queensland Parliament (1929–32) and at the time only the third woman elected to any Parliament in Australia. Mrs Longman was actively involved in issues relating to the family, women and mental health.
1,237 sq km
The Division of Longman consists of:
part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council,
part of the Somerset Regional Council, and
part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Tourism, light industry, beef cattle, horse studs, prawn farming, poultry farms, pig farming, and various crops including grains, pineapples, fruit and flower farms.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities