Kennedy covers an area of approximately 568 993 sq km from the Gulf of Carpentaria and Mareeba in the north, to Boulia in the south, and from the Queensland border in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The main towns include Atherton, Babinda, Camooweal, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Georgetown, Gordonvale, Hughenden, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Mount Isa, Normanton and Tully.
Products/industries of the area:
Mainly primary production including grains (sorghum, sunflowers, wheat), beef cattle, cotton, coal mining, gemstones, sheep, sugar, agricultural services, copper, gold, silver, tin, lead, zinc, uranium, fishing (prawns, crabs, barramundi), marble, tobacco, fruit and vegetables, peanuts, dairy products and tourism.
Katter, B (Katter's Australian Party/IND/NP) 1993–
Hulls, R J (ALP) 1990–1993
Katter, R C (NP) 1966–1990
Riordan, W J F (FLP/ALP) 1936–1966
Riordan, D (FLP/ALP) 1929–1936
Francis, G A (NAT) 1925–1929
McDonald, C (ALP) 1901–1925
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.