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Current Member Peter John LINDSAY
Current Party Liberal Party
Description Provincial
Location Herbert covers an area around the City of Townsville and also includes Magnetic Island and Palm Islands. Townsville including much of Thuringowa City is the main population centre in the area.
Origin Herbert was named after Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert (1831-1905) the first Premier of Queensland, 1860-66. He was also Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1871-92. Herbert was first proclaimed in 1900. The first election was held for the Division in 1901.
Products/Industries Copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, tropical fruit, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism. Townsville noted for its port facilities, is also home to James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF).
State QLD
Area 389 sq kms (approx)
Population 135,465 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 91,235 as at 30/11/07

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