Electoral district of Sherwood

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1950–1992
Namesake Sherwood

Sherwood was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1950 to 1992.

First created for the 1950 state election, the district was based in the south-western suburbs of Brisbane, covering areas that previously belonged to the abolished district of Oxley. At first taking in a wide sweep of then-outer suburban areas such as Sunnybank, Runcorn and Kuraby, it came to be based in the Chelmer peninsula and the Centenary Suburbs from the 1960 election onwards, and was a very safe Liberal seat for its entire existence.

Sherwood was abolished by the 1991 redistribution, taking effect at the 1992 state election. Most of its territory was allocated to the new districts of Indooroopilly and Mount Ommaney.

Members for Sherwood[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tom Kerr Liberal 1950–1956
  John Herbert Liberal 1956–1978
  Angus Innes Liberal 1978–1990
  David Dunworth Liberal 1990–1992

See also[edit]


  • "Queensland State Electorates from 1860 to 2006" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-20.