Electoral district of Balonne

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1873–1932, 1950–1992
Namesake Balonne River
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 28°20′S 148°20′E / 28.333°S 148.333°E / -28.333; 148.333Coordinates: 28°20′S 148°20′E / 28.333°S 148.333°E / -28.333; 148.333

Balonne was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1873 to 1932, and again from 1950 to 1992. It was named after the Balonne River.

Balonne was generally centered on the inland rural towns of St George and Dirranbandi.[1]

Balonne was abolished in the 1991 redistribution, and was distributed between the new electorate of Western Downs and the existing district of Warrego.

Members for Balonne[edit]

First incarnation (1873–1932)
Member Party Term
  Adam Walker 1873–1874
  Jacob Low 1874–1883
  Boyd Morehead Ministerialist 1883–1896
  George Story Ministerialist 1896–1904
  Edward Land Labor 1904–1927
  Samuel Brassington Labor 1927–1932
Second incarnation (1950–1992)
  John Taylor Labor 1950–1957
  Eddie Beardmore Country 1957–1969
  Harold Hungerford Country 1969–1972
  Don Neal Country 1972–1974
  National 1974–1992

Election results[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860 – 2012" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2014.