Electoral district of Eastern Downs

Eastern Downs was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the colony of Queensland (later a state of Australia).


Eastern Downs was of the original sixteen electorates of 1859. It comprised a large area south-west of Toowoomba embracing Texas, Warwick, Dalby and all the area south to the New South Wales border. It was abolished in the 1872 redistribution, being split into the Electoral district of Darling Downs, the Electoral district of Carnarvon and the Electoral district of Balonne.[1]


The following people were elected in the seat of Eastern Downs:[2]

Member Party Term
Ratcliffe Pring 27 April 1860 - 22 April 1862
John Donald McLean 2 May 1862 - 16 December 1866
John Douglas 4 January 1867 (by-election) - 18 September 1868
Arthur Macalister 18 September 1868 (by-election) - 22 July 1871
Edmond Thornton 22 July 1871 - 6 November 1873

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