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Division Profile
Division Name DAWSON
State Queensland
Elected Member Kelly, D (NP) 1996-
Name Derivation Named after Andrew (Anderson) Dawson 1863-1910, Queensland's first Labor Premier 1899.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 22515 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 91,615
Turnout 94.42%
Informal 5.41%
Location Dawson covers an area of approximately 22 515 sq km from Clairview in the south to Giru in the north and also includes The Whitsunday Island Group such as Hamilton, Hayman, and South Molle. The main towns include Airlie Beach, Ayr, Bowen, Home Hill, Proserpine and Sarina as well as the City of Mackay.
Products and Industry Various small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar (growing and refining), beef cattle, dairying, coal mining, abattoirs at Bakers Creek and tourism.

KELLY, D (NP) 1996-
BRAITHWAITE, R A (NP) 1975-1996
PATTERSON, R A (ALP) 1966-1975
SHAW, G W (CP) 1963-1966
DAVIDSON, C W (CP) 1949-1963

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