Queensland colonial election, 1883

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Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland between 10 August 1883 and 30 October 1883 to elect the members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Key dates[edit]

Due to problems of distance and communications, it was not possible to hold the elections on a single day,[1] the elections were held in seven sets:[2]

  1. Nominations: 10 August. Polling: 17 August. Electorates: Aubigny, Blackall, Dalby, Logan, Mackay, Maryborough (2 members), Mulgrave, Normanby, Port Curtis, Rockhampton (2 members)
  2. Nominations: 18 August. Polling: 21 August. Electorates: Bundamba, Enoggera (2 members), Fortitude Valley, Ipswich (2 members), North Brisbane (2 members), Oxley, Rosewood, South Brisbane (2 members)
  3. Nominations: 16 August (10 August for Bowen). Polling: 23 August. Electorates: Bowen, Leichhardt (2 members), Stanley (2 members)
  4. Nominations: 18 August. Polling: 21 August. Electorates: Bulimba, Clermont, Fassifern, Gympie, Maranoa, Moreton, Northern Downs, Townsville, Wide Bay (2 members)
  5. Nominations: 4 September (11 September for Carnarvon, 18 September for Drayton & Toowoomba, Warwick). Polling: 1 October. Electorates: Burnett, Carnarvon, Darling Downs (2 members), Drayton & Toowoomba (2 members), Warwick
  6. Nominations: 4 September. Polling: 5 October. Electorates: Balonne, Burke, Gregory, Kennedy (2 members), Mitchell, Warrego
  7. Nominations: 11 September. Polling: 30 October. Electorates: Cook (2 members)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland General Election Dates 1860-1929" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "General News". The Queenslander. 4 August 1883. p. 25. Retrieved 18 January 2014 – via National Library of Australia.