Snapshot of Mulgrave
Enrolment: 32,002 (as at 29 August 2016)
The electorate name of Mulgrave was originally given to a seat around Bundaberg in 1872. The name was revived in 1949 for the current electorate location. Following a redistribution in 1991, the seat has become predominately coastal.
The traditional inhabitants of the area include the Dulabed and Malanbarra Yidinji people and the Mandingalbay Yidinji people.
The Mulgrave River was named by the explorer George Elphinstone Dalrymple in 1873 after the family of the Governor of Queensland, the Second Marquess of Normanby, who was styled Earl of Mulgrave before succeeding to his father’s title.
In 1897 the Cairns divisional board financed a railway line to Gordonvale’s central mill, and by 1910 extended the line in stages to Babinda. The line was incorporated into the North Coast line in 1912.
On Friday 26 May 2017 the 2017 Queensland Redistribution Commission released the Final Determination for Queensland’s State Electoral Districts. These new boundaries will come into effect when the writ for the next General State Election is issued.