Electoral district of Darling Downs (Queensland)

Darling Downs
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1873–1888; 2001–2009
Namesake Darling Downs

Darling Downs was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It was named for the Darling Downs region.

The district covered rural areas in southern Queensland to the immediate west and north of Toowoomba, not including the city itself. Darling Downs included the towns of Dalby, Oakey and Crows Nest. The electorate was first created for the 2001 election.

In 2008, Darling Downs was abolished–with effect at the 2009 state election–following a redistribution undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. Its former territory and voters were divided between the districts of Warrego, Nanango, Toowoomba North and a new seat called Condamine.

An earlier district based in the same region was also called Darling Downs. It existed as a single member electorate from 1873 to 1878 and as a dual member electorate from 1878 to 1888.

Members for Darling Downs

Single member electorate (1873–1878)
  Edward Wienholt Unaligned 1873–1875
  William Graham Unaligned 1875–1878
Dual member electorate (1878–1888)
  William Miles Unaligned 1878–1887   Francis Kates Ministerialist 1878–1881
  William Allan Unaligned 1881–1883
Francis Kates Ministerialist 1883–1888
  William Allan Unaligned 1887–1888
Second incarnation (2001–2009)
  Ray Hopper Independent 2001
  National 2001–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2009

Election results

See also


    Coordinates: 27°26′18″S 151°43′08″E / 27.4382°S 151.719°E / -27.4382; 151.719

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