Division of Herbert

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Herbert is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is in northern Queensland, and is named after Sir Robert Herbert, the first Premier of Queensland (1859–1866).[1] In 1901 the division covered an area from Mackay to the Torres Strait, but today it only covers an area around the city of Townsville.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Herbert (green) within Queensland
MPEwen Jones
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeRobert Herbert
Electors97,236 (2013)
Area946 km2 (365.3 sq mi)
Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert Premier of Queensland c 1862


Member Party Term
  Fred Bamford Labor 1901–1916
  National Labor 1917–1917
  Nationalist 1916–1925
  Lewis Nott Nationalist 1925–1928
  George Martens Labor 1928–1946
  Bill Edmonds Labor 1946–1958
  John Murray Liberal 1958–1961
  Ted Harding Labor 1961–1966
  Robert Bonnett Liberal 1966–1977
  Gordon Dean Liberal 1977–1983
  Ted Lindsay Labor 1983–1996
  Peter Lindsay Liberal 1996–2010
  Ewen Jones Liberal National 2010–present

Election resultsEdit


  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Herbert (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 19°12′29″S 146°36′58″E / 19.208°S 146.616°E / -19.208; 146.616