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Division Profile
Division Name LEICHHARDT
State Queensland
Elected Member Turnour, J (ALP) 2007-
Name Derivation Named after Friedrich Leichhardt 1813-48, explorer and scientist.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 150366 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Pre-Election Seat Status Safe
Seat Status Marginal
Enrolment 94,312
Turnout 92.63%
Informal 5.06%
Location Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 150 366 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Cairns and 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, mining and tourism.

Turnour, J (ALP) 2007-
Entsch, W (LP) 1996-2007
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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