Chillagoe is a town and locality in northern Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Mareeba, it was once a thriving mining town for a range of minerals, but is now reduced to a small zinc mine and some marble quarries. In the 2011 census, Chillagoe had a population of 192 people. Just out of town is the Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park containing limestone caves. There are between 1,000 caves in the Chillagoe-Mungana area; the caves, the spectacular karst landscape and the mining and smelting history are the main tourist attractions to the region. It has been stated by leading geologist Professor Ian Plimer that the Chillagoe region has the most diverse geology in the world. Chillagoe was named by William Atherton in 1888; the name is taken from the refrain of a sea shanty: "Hikey, Psyche, Chillagoe, Walabadorie". James Mulligan had explored the area in 1873 and Atherton backed up his reports of rich copper outcrops in the area. Mining pioneer John Moffat sent prospectors to the field in 1888 and monopolised the field.
A receiving office opened in 1891 but closed in 1893. A post office opened in 1900 with F. Donner as the postmaster; the Chillagoe Railway and Mining Company's line opened from Mareeba in 1901 and a Town Reserve was proclaimed 27 October 1910. Chillagoe is sometimes remembered for its involvement in the Mungana affair, a mining scandal which brought down the government. In 1919, after fluctuating fortunes and closures, ownership of the smelter was transferred to the Queensland Government; this acquisition by the Labor Government brought allegations of political corruption which persisted for many years. Closures plagued the smelter again in the late 1920s; when the Labor Party lost power in 1929, the new government ordered a Royal Commission into the incident. The political careers of two former Queensland Premiers,'Red' Ted Theodore and William McCormack, were ruined by the Commission’s report. Read the famous book by Frank Hardy: "Power without Glory"; the Chillagoe Public Library opened in 2002.
Chillagoe State School opened on 1 April 1902. At the 2006 census, Chillagoe had a population of 227. Chillagoe has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Chillagoe smelters Mungana Archaeological Area Woothakata is a property on beautiful Chillagoe creek named after the early Tableland shire which Chillagoe was a part of. Woothakata is an Aboriginal word which describes the way Aborigines traveled to Ngarrabullgan/Mount Mulligan, an important meeting place; the heritage-listed Chillagoe smelters, the cemetery and the many old mines attract history buffs to the area. The Mareeba Shire Council operates a public library in Chillagoe at 21-23 Queen Street. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Chillagoe and Chillagoe Shire
Willem Janszoon, sometimes abbreviated to Willem Jansz. was a Dutch navigator and colonial governor. Janszoon served in the Netherlands East Indies in the periods 1603–1611 and 1612–1616, including as governor of Fort Henricus on the island of Solor, he is the first European known to have seen the coast of Australia during his voyage of 1605–1606. Willem Janszoon was born around 1570. Janszoon is first recorded as entering into the service of the Oude compagnie, one of the predecessors of the Dutch East India Company, in 1598 as a mate aboard the Hollandia, part of the second fleet under Jacob Cornelisz. Van Neck, dispatched by the Dutch to the Dutch East Indies. On 5 May 1601, he again sailed for the East Indies as master of the Lam, one of three ships in the fleet of Joris van Spilbergen. Janszoon sailed from the Netherlands for the East Indies for the third time on 18 December 1603, as captain of the Duyfken, one of twelve ships of the great fleet of Steven van der Hagen; when the other ships left Java, Janszoon was sent to search for other outlets of trade in "the great land of New Guinea and other East and Southlands".
On 18 November 1605, the Duyfken sailed from Bantam to the coast of western New Guinea. After that, Janszoon crossed the eastern end of the Arafura Sea into the Gulf of Carpentaria, without being aware of the existence of Torres Strait; the Duyfken was in Torres Strait in February 1606, a few months before Spanish explorer Luís Vaz de Torres sailed through it. On 26 February 1606, Janzoon made landfall at the Pennefather River on the western shore of Cape York in Queensland, near what is now the town of Weipa; this is the first recorded European landfall on the Australian continent. Janszoon proceeded to chart some 320 km of the coastline, which he thought was a southerly extension of New Guinea. Finding the land swampy and the people inhospitable, Janszoon decided to return at a place he named Cape Keerweer, south of Albatross Bay, arrived back at Bantam in June 1606, he called the land he had discovered "Nieu Zeland", after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted, was used by Dutch cartographers for New Zealand.
In 1607, Admiral Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge sent Janzoon to Banda. In 1611, Janzoon returned to the Netherlands, believing that the south coast of New Guinea was joined to the land along which he had sailed, Dutch maps reproduced that error for many years. Though there have been suggestions that earlier navigators from China, France or Portugal may have discovered parts of Australia earlier, the Duyfken is the first European vessel known to have done so. Janszoon reported that on 31 July 1618, he had landed on an island at 22° South with a length of 22 miles and 240 miles SSE of the Sunda Strait; this is interpreted as a description of the peninsula from Point Cloates to North West Cape on the Western Australian coast, which Janszoon presumed was an island, without circumnavigating it. Around 1617/18 he was back in the Netherlands and was appointed as a member of the Council of the Indies, he served as admiral of the Dutch Defence fleet. Janszoon was awarded a gold chain worth 1,000 guilders in 1619 for his part in capturing four ships of the British East India Company near Tiku on West Sumatra, which had aided the Javanese in their defence of the town of Jakarta against the Dutch.
In 1620 he was one of the negotiators with the English. In a combined fleet they sailed to Manila to prevent Chinese merchants dealing with the Spanish. Janszoon became vice-admiral, the year admiral. Near the end of his life, Janszoon served as governor of Banda, he returned to Batavia in June 1627 and soon afterwards, as admiral of a fleet of eight vessels, went on a diplomatic mission to India. On 4 December 1628, he sailed for Holland and on 16 July 1629, reported on the state of the Indies at The Hague, he was now about sixty years old and ready to retire from his strenuous and successful career in the service of his country. Nothing is known of his last days, but he is thought to have died in 1630; the original journal and log made during Janszoon’s 1606 voyage have been lost. The Duyfken chart, which shows the location of the first landfall in Australia by the Duyfken, had a better fate, it was still in existence in Amsterdam when Hessel Gerritszoon made his Map of the Pacific in 1622, placed the Duyfken geography upon it, thus providing us with the first map to contain any part of Australia.
The chart was still in existence around 1670. This went to the Imperial Library in Vienna and remained forgotten for two hundred years; the map is part of the Atlas Blaeu Van der Hem, brought to Vienna in 1730 by Prince Eugene of Savoy. The information from his charts was included in the marble and copper maps of the hemispheres on the floor of The Citizens’ Hall of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Heeres, J. E.. Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765. London: Royal Dutch Geographical Society, Project Gutenberg of Australia. P. 114. Mutch, T. D.. The First Discovery of Australia. Sydney: Mutch, Project Gutenberg of Australia. P. 55. Scott, Ernest. A short History of Australia. Melbourne: Project Gutenberg of Australia. Serle, Percival. "Janszoon, Willem". Dictionary of Australian Biography. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. Forsyth, J. W. "Janssen, Willem", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Herberton had a population of 855 people; the first European exploration of this area, part of the traditional land of the Dyirbal, was undertaken in 1875 by James Venture Mulligan. Mulligan instead found tin; the town of Herberton was established on 19 April 1880 by John Newell to exploit the tin find, mining began on 9 May. By the September of that year, Herberton had a population of 27 women. Herberton Post Office opened on 22 November 1880. In December 1881 a State School was established; the Herberton Public Library opened in 1995 with a major refurbishment in 2016. In the late 19th century the Mulligan Highway was carved through the hills from Herberton and passed through what is now Main Street, before continuing down to Port Douglas; this road was used by the coaches of Co to access Western Queensland. At its apogee, Herberton was the richest tin mining field in Australia, was home to 17 pubs, 2 local newspapers and a brewery.
Tin mining ceased in Herberton in 1985. At the 2006 census, Herberton had a population of 974. In the 2011 census, Herberton had a population of 934 people. Herberton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 38 Broadway Street: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Grace Street: Jack & Newell General Store 61 Grace Street: Herberton School of Arts off Jacks Road: Great Northern Mine 2-4 Lillian Street: Herberton Uniting Church Myers Street: Herberton War Memorial Herberton is situated 918 m high on the Great Dividing Range south-west of Atherton. Vegetation ranges from tropical rainforest to the east, wet schlerophyl forests to the north and east and open schleorphyl forests and woodlands to the north and west. Herberton is notably drier than the area around Atherton with average rainfall for Herberton of 1,155 mm. Herberton is the most northerly location in Australia to have recorded a temperature at or below −5 °C, the only location in Tropical North Queensland to have done so; the average minimum temperature ranges from 10 °C in winter to 18 °C in summer, while maximums range from 21 to 29 °C.
Several crops are grown around Herberton, it is the location of Queensland's only tropical vineyard. Herberton is a mini salad bowl with crops including avocados, tomatoes and pumpkins. Poultry and beef industries are present. Herberton's public hospital and the private school, Mt Saint Bernard residential college, are other major employers in the town; the Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre opened in 2005, houses mining and social history of the Herberton Mining field, archives for the local area and maintains a genealogy project recording the families of the district and their histories. A Heritage Walk for tourists that takes in some of the old buildings and historical features of the town is a popular attraction. Historic Village Herberton is a 16-acre representation of a mining town filled with streets of buildings of the time, each one a museum in its own right with exhibits such as vintage machinery and Australian antiques, it has more than 50 restored period buildings.
The Herberton Spy & Camera Museum houses antique spy cameras, a photographic gallery and photographic memorabilia with guided tours through the museum and a working photographer and photographic studio. Most a Railway Museum has been established by volunteers in the former Herberton Railway Station building; this is operated by volunteers and only open part-time. The Tepon Equestrian Grounds just out of Herberton have been upgraded with a large undercover pavilion for equestrian and other sporting events such as cycling and mountain biking. Local markets are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Wondecla Oval. There are several caravan parks, motels and B&Bs located in the town; the Tablelands Regional Council operates a Herberton Public Library and Customer Service Centre at 61 Grace Street. The Herberton branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Hall at 14 William Street. Herberton State School opened on 12 December 1881. In 1912 the school had a secondary top added to the school.
Notable people associated with Herberton include: Bunny Adair, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook who attended Herberton State School. Alice Bonar. Founder of the Australian Red Cross in Herberton, now the oldest continuously operating branch in Australia. In 1914 reconvened the branch as a member of the Australian Red Cross. Eldest son David Welbourn Bonar a tunneller at Hill 60 and daughter May was a nurse in World War 1. Nancy Francis and poet known as'Black Bonnet'. Wrote extensively on life in the Daintree area including recording indigenous culture. Wrote poetry published in North queensland The Bulletin. James Douglas Henry Mining Engineer, served in 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen contingent. Member of the Mining Corps Commanding Officer of 1st Australian Tunnellers involved in Hill 60. Retired to Tepon near Herberton and A. R. P. Warden for Wondecla area in World War 2. John Ledlie, one of the founders of North Queensland firm Armstrong and Stillman. Brought the first electric street lights outside his Herberton store.
Shire Chairman of Herberton Shire Council, member of Cairns Harbour Board and Cairns Regional Electricity Board. Teamed with Robert Ringrose to establish Herberton State High School in 1912. John Newell, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Woothakata, Chairman of Herberton Shire Council, Mayor of Herberton Municipality. One of the discoverers of payable tin and the establishment of Herberton Gold and Mineral Field. Founding member of the Tinaroo Division Board
Presbyterian Church of Australia
The Presbyterian Church of Australia is the largest Presbyterian denomination in Australia. When captain James Cook landed in Australia in 1776 he was sure to have had some Presbyterians in his crew. John Hunter the captain of HMS Sirius was a former Church of Scotland minister. Presbyterian Christianity came to Australia with the arrival of members from a number of Presbyterian denominations in Great Britain at the end of the 18th century; the Presbyterian missionaries played an important role to spread the faith in Australia. Since Presbyterianism grew to the fourth largest Christian faith in the country; the Presbyterian Church of Australia was formed when Presbyterian churches from various Australian states federated in 1901. The churches that formed the Presbyterian Church of Australia were the Presbyterian Churches of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; these state churches were incorporated by separate Acts of Parliament for property holding purposes.. In 1977 two-thirds of the Presbyterian Church of Australia together with nearly all the membership of the Congregational Union of Australia and the Methodist Church of Australasia, joined to form the Uniting Church in Australia.
Much of the third who did not join the Uniting Church did not agree with its liberal views, although a number remained because of cultural connections. Before the union the Presbyterian Church of Australia was liberal, but the continuing Presbyterian Church became conservative. A resurgence of traditional Reformed theology took place. In 1982 the denomination withdrew from the World Communion of Reformed Churches. In 1987 a new hymnbook was introduced. In 1991 the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Australia repealed the approval of the ordination of women. Women elders continue in some states; the church is active in missions with about 130 missionaries working around the world, including Korea, the Pacific and Myanmar. The Presbyterian Church of Australia’s official website has stated that the church has over 50,000 adults and children within 740 congregations with more than 600 ministers and theological students. At the last Commonwealth Census nearly 540,000 people identified as Presbyterian/Reformed, representing 2.3% of the population.
This makes Presbyterianism Australia’s fifth largest Christian denomination, although not all Presbyterians are members of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. See List of Presbyterian Denominations in Australia; the Presbyterian Church of Australia’s missionary organisation is the Australia Presbyterian World Mission. The organisation has more than 170 cross-cultural missionaries; the Presbyterian Church of Australia has established Arabic, Cook Islands, Japanese, Korean and Sudanese congregations, as well as a deaf Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterian Inland Mission continues the work of the Australian Inland Mission founded by John Flynn in 1912. Padres patrol outback Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, hopes to expand into the Northern Territory and Tasmania when resources become available; the Presbyterian Church of Australia publishes the monthly Australian Presbyterian magazine and provides social and educational services. The following schools are run by the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
The closeness and formality of association varies. Covenant College, Tuggeranong Cooerwull Academy, Lithgow Presbyterian Ladies' College, Armidale Presbyterian Ladies' College, Croydon The Scots College, Sydney The Scots School, Bathurst St Andrew's Christian School, Grafton Nambucca Valley Christian Community School, Nambucca Heads Fairholme College, ToowoombaThe following schools in Queensland are conducted by the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association. Brisbane Boys' College, Toowong Clayfield College, Clayfield Somerville House, South Brisbane Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Sunshine Coast Belgrave Heights Christian School, Belgrave Heights King's College, Warrnambool Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne St Andrew's Christian College, Wantirna Scotch College, Melbourne The PCA has three colleges, based in Australia's three largest cities; these include: the Queensland Theological College in Brisbane, Christ College in Sydney and the Presbyterian Theological College in Melbourne.
The Presbyterian Church operates the Reformers Bookshop in Sydney and the PTC Media Centre - part of the Presbyterian Theological College in Melbourne. Ministers and elders of the Presbyterian Church of Australia are required to agree to the Westminster Confession of Faith as their subordinate authority under the Bible. "Along with other true Christian churches, the Presbyterian Church believes that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. As a result of this commitment to the Bible, we uphold the historic Christian faith. We believe in one God in the Trinity of the three persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We affirm the real historical events of Christ’s birth, death and future return. We look to Him for the forgiveness of eternal life. We submit to the Scriptures as the final authority in all matters of conduct. We seek to live in obedience to the Great Commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength, love your neighbour as yourself’.
Croydon is a town and locality within the Shire of Croydon in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, the town and surrounding area recorded a population of 312 people, it is a terminus for the Normanton to Croydon railway line, which operates the Gulflander tourist train. The historic goldrush town of Croydon is located in the heart of the Gulf Savannah, 529 kilometres west of Cairns. Mining in the area drove out the Bugulmara people indigenous to the area. Croydon was a large pastoral holding owned by Alexander Brown and Margaret Chalmers that covered an area of 5,000 square kilometres, when first settled in the 1880s; the town's name is derived from a pastoral run name, used by their sons, Alexander Brown and William Chalmers Brown, pastoralists. Gold was discovered in 1885 and by 1887, the town's population had reached 7,000. Croydon Post Office opened on 20 March 1886. Croydon State School was established on 12 September 1889 but did not open until 7 July 1890. Gold was to be the main economic production of the area for four decades.
The Mining Warden left in 1926. During its heyday, Croydon was the fourth largest town in the colony of Queensland. In 1917, Dr. Elkington, Director of the Division of Tropical Hygiene, Commonwealth Department of Health, was concerned about health and hygiene of its growing population, contemplated conducting a statistical and social survey of the town, which did not eventuate. Elkington's interest in sociological surveys of gathering social and economic details on a population developed into the 1924 Sociological Survey of White Women conducted from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Townsville. Croydon has a much smaller population, having decreased following the end of the gold rush; the population is now a few hundred people. The town is one of the termini for the Gulflander railway, opened for the gold rush in 1891 but now a tourist railway operated by Traveltrain. In early 2009, the close proximity of a receding cyclone ex-Cyclone Charlotte, caused torrential rain and Croydon to be flooded.
An estimated $5 million of damage was made to town infrastructure. Croydon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Croydon: Homeward Bound Battery and Dam Gulf Developmental Road: Content Mine Gulf Developmental Road: Richmond Mine and Battery Helen Street: Croydon railway station Julia Creek Road: Croydon Cemetery Normanton Road: Golden Gate Mining and Town Complex Normanton Road: Station Creek Cemetery Normanton to Croydon: Normanton to Croydon railway line Off Gulf Developmental Road: Chinese Temple and Settlement Site Samwell Street: Court House Samwell Street: Croydon Shire Hall Samwell Street: Police Station Sircom Street: Croydon Hospital Ward Tabletop Cemetery West of the railway station: Old Croydon Cemetery Croydon has a swimming pool, golf course, lawn bowls, a museum, a tourist information centre, caravan park and a primary school; the Croydon Shire Council operates a public library at 63 Samwell Street. Croydon State School is a government primary school in Brown Street.
In 2014, it had 42 students enrolled with 2 classes with 3 teachers. Water supply is sourced from Lake Belmore. Croydon was mentioned in the 1950 novel A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, as an example of a abandoned gold rush town. Australian Country music singer-songwriter Jamey Fitzgerald had lived in Croydon during his teen age years and early adulthood. In 2012 he was featured on television Channel 9 discussing his life living in the town. Media related to Croydon, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Croydon and Croydon Shire "Heritage Precinct". Croydon Shire Council
Aurukun is a town and locality in the Shire of Aurukun in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is an Indigenous community. In 2019, Aurukun had part of Northern Territory’s Cyclone Trevor, no thanks to it being on the gulf. Aurukun situated 100 kilometres south of Weipa; the town faces west to the Gulf of Carpentaria, during the wet season, roads are impassable. The area is rich in bauxite. At the 2016 census, Aurukun had a population of 1,269, including 1,147 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, up from a total population of 1,043 in 2006. 95.8% of people were born in Australia. 10.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Cape York Peninsula Languages 61.6% and Wik Mungkan 14.7%. The most common responses for religion were Uniting Church 44.3%, No Religion 29.3% and Presbyterian and Reformed 11.0%. Aurukun has a plethora of tribal names. There are some 50 to 60 families from five major clan groups, which are split into two factions — the "top end" and "bottom end".
Violent conflict between the two groups creates problems in the community on a regular basis. The first recorded contact between Europeans and Aboriginals was near Aurukun on the Janszoon voyage of 1605–06; the Aurukun Mission was established on 4 August 1904 for the Presbyterian Church of Australia by the Reverend Arthur and Mrs Mary Richter, two Moravian missionaries and managed under the provisions of the Queensland Aborigines Act. Aboriginal people were relocated from a large surrounding area, many against their will, to the mission settlement. Aurukun was "ruled" for 40 years by Reverend William Mackenzie - as the missions Chief Protector for the Aboriginal Protection Board; the town had a sawmill and bakery. Today there is only a general store. Aurukun Post Office opened on 1 July 1972. In 1978, the Queensland government decided to take over control of both the Aurukun and Mornington Island Reserves. Both communities protested seeking the help of the Federal government. After lengthy negotiations, legislation for self-management of the two reserves was introduced into federal parliament and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Act was passed on 7 April 1978.
Further negotiations took place between State and Federal Ministers and on 22 May 1978, the Local Government Act came into force giving a 50-year lease to the Shire of Aurukun to be trustee for the land within the boundaries. Aurukun and Mornington Shire remain the only Aboriginal communities in Queensland constituted as local authorities. With the coming of the missionaries, children were confined to dormitories to isolate them from the influence of their people. However, many people remained outside the mission up until the 1950s, ensuring the culture remained strong. In 1975, the community was placed under direct State government control. In 1978, the Aurukun people were given a 50-year lease on their land under the administration of the shire clerk and an elected Aboriginal Council. Following the Wik case the land has reverted to Native Title held by the Wik people; the focal area of the Wik lies between the Archer and Edward Rivers of Western Cape York Peninsula and inland to Coen. Most Wik people still live in this triangle.
In 2007, nine Aurukun males received probation and other light sentences after being found guilty of raping a ten-year-old girl. The mild sentences received international condemnation and were the catalyst for a review of sexual abuse sentencing in Queensland Indigenous communities. In March 2008, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that standards of justice and child safety had collapsed in Aurukun, that the local community justice group had called for children to be removed from the town for their own safety and wellbeing. Aurukun has a primary school, operated by Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in a unique partnership with Education Queensland; the school opened on 29 January 1974 and caters for students from pre-prep to year 7. The school remains the only school in Aurukun. Classroom instruction is dedicated to teaching mainstream curriculum in English literacy and numeracy using Direct Instruction; the Direct Instruction method focuses on individual student outcomes and weekly tests with the aim to ensure students are mastering literacy and numeracy basics.
Students are taught a comprehensive Indigenous culture and language program which aims to give children fluency in their own cultures and enjoy the best of both worlds. The school provides an extended school day which involves artistic and sports programs which aims to give children increased confidence and prepare them for moving between homelands and study in the wider world. In 2008, one in three children were not enrolled for primary school. Following welfare reform trials introduced in July 2008, school attendance had risen from an average of 37 per cent to 63 per cent in September 2009. Following incidents where teachers and the principal were threatened, rocks were thrown at their housing, children as young as six tried to steal a car, all teachers were evacuated from the school in May 2016; as a result, the school was closed for six weeks with only distance education programs being continued. The incidents have drawn the effectiveness of the Direct Instruction method into question, as of July 2016 the Queensland Government is implementing an Australian curriculum into the school alongside Direct Instruction.
The Aurukun Primary Health Care Centre is run by Apunipima Cape York Health Council, a community controlled A
Electorates of the Australian states and territories
A State Electoral District is an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative Assembly of Australian states and territories. Most state electoral districts send a single member to a state or territory's parliament using the preferential method of voting; the area of a state electoral district is dependent upon the Electoral Acts in the various states and vary in area between them. At present, there are 409 state electoral districts in Australia. State electoral districts do not apply to the Upper House, or Legislative Council, in those states that have one. In New South Wales and South Australia, MLCs represent the entire state, in Tasmania they represent single-member districts, in Victoria and Western Australia they represent a region formed by grouping electoral districts together. There are five electorates for the Legislative Assembly, each with five members each, making up 25 members in total. There are 93 electoral districts in New South Wales. There are 25 single-member electoral divisions in the Northern Territory, 17 former divisions.
There are 93 electoral districts in Queensland, for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Information about the QLD electoral districts for the 2006 elections can be obtained from the Electoral Commission of Queensland website. There are 47 single-member electoral districts in South Australia, for the South Australian House of Assembly. There are 15 electoral divisions in Tasmania for the upper house Legislative Council. In the lower house the five federal divisions are used, but electing 5 members each There are 88 electoral districts in Victoria, for the Victorian Legislative Assembly. There are 59 single-member electoral districts in Western Australia for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. 42 are in the Perth metropolitan area and 17 are in the rest of the state. Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives Local government in Australia Parliaments of the Australian states and territories