2004 Profile of the division of Cowper
Updated: 29 September 2011
New South Wales
Named after Sir Charles Cowper 1807–75, Premier of New South Wales 25 August–2 October 1856.
Area and Location Description:
Cowper covers an area of approximately 7 700 sq km from Gladstone/Smithtown in the south to Yamba in the north. The main towns include Bellingen, Bowraville, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Maclean, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Urunga, Woolgoolga and Yamba.
Map of Division:
Products/Industries of the Area:
Fishing, forestry, agriculture – especially bananas – vegetables and dairy cattle, as well as tourism.
- HARTSUYKER, L (NP) 2001–
- NEHL, G (NP) 1984–2001
- ROBINSON, I L (CP/NCP) 1963–1984
- MCGUREN, F W (ALP) 1961–1963
- PAGE, E C G (FSU/CP) 1919–1961
- THOMSON, J (PROT/LIB/NAT) 1906–1919
- LEE, H W (FT) 1903–1906
- CLARKE, F (PROT) 1901–1903
Current Member Details:
See the Parliament of Australia website
AEC Divisional Office Address:
See Divisional Office Contact Details
2004 Federal Election Results:
- Enrolment: 85 043
- Informal Vote: 4.04%
- Turnout: 95.19%
- Seat Status: Fairly Safe National
- Two Party Preferred: NP: 56.45% | ALP: 43.55%
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.