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Division Profile

  • Division name: Bowman
  • State: Queensland
  • Name derivation: Named after David Bowman (1860-1916), a Member of the Queensland Parliament 1904-16.
  • Size & Location description: Bowman covers an area of approximately 537 sq km from Thorneside in the north to Redland Bay in the south and includes the islands of Coochiemudlo, Lamb,Karragara, Macleay, Russell and North Stradbroke. The main suburbs include Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Mount Cotton, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point.
  • Products/industries of the area: Farming, retail and industrial activities. Tourism on the Islands and a Winery at Mount Cotton.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1949
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan