Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Cowper (NSW)

Updated: 24 September 2013
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Cowper (2009) [PDF 437KB]
Map of the Division of Cowper (2009) [PDF 7.6MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
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 7 861 sq km from Kempsey in the south to Maclean in the north. The main towns include Bellingen, Bowraville, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey, Maclean, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Urunga and Woolgoolga.
Products/industries of the area:
Fishing, forestry, agriculture, bananas, dairy cattle and tourism.
First proclaimed/election:
1900/1901
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
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:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cowper
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cowper
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cowper
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cowper
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.