Division of Dawson
The Division of Dawson is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1949 and is named after Anderson Dawson, the first Labor Premier of Queensland and leader of the first parliamentary socialist government in the world. It is on the North Queensland coast, and includes the towns of Ayr, Bowen, Mackay, Proserpine and parts of Townsville.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Dawson (green) within Queensland
|Area||14,945 km2 (5,770.3 sq mi)|
|George Christensen||Liberal National||2010–present|
Rex Patterson won the seat at a by-election for Dawson in 1966 following the death of George Shaw. Patterson became Minister for Northern Development, and later Minister for Agriculture in the Whitlam Government.
- Australian Electoral Commission: Profile of the electoral division of Dawson (Qld) - Australian Electoral Commission