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Division Profile
Division Name LEICHHARDT
State Queensland
Elected Member Entsch, W (LP) 1996-
Name Derivation Named after Friedrich Leichhardt 1813-48, explorer and scientist.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 150676 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 90,542
Turnout 91.16%
Informal 6.03%
Location Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 150 676 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Edmonton in the south. The main towns include Bamaga, Cairns, Cooktown, Kuranda, Mossman, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Weipa.
Products and Industry Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, bauxite mining, shipbuilding and tourism.

ENTSCH, W (LP) 1996-
DODD, P G (ALP) 1993-1996
GAYLER, J (ALP) 1983-1993
THOMSON, D S (NCP/NP) 1975-1983
FULTON, W J (ALP) 1958-1975
BRUCE, H A (ALP) 1951-1958
GILMORE, T V (CP) 1949-1951

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