Named after Sir John (later Lord) Forrest 1847–1918, the first Premier of Western Australia 1890–1901.
Area and Location Description:
Forrest covers an area of approximately 12 781 sq km encompassing the south west corner of Western Australia from the Shire of Harvey and Collie in the north to the Shires of Augusta-Margaret River and Nannup in the south. The main towns include Augusta, Australind, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Eaton, Harvey, Margaret River, Nannup and Yallingup.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Agriculture (beef and dairy cattle, sheep, fruit and vegetables, wine, flowers), forestry, mining (coal and mineral sands), fisheries, manufacturing, commerce and tourism.
Marino, N (LP) 2007–
Prosser, G (LP) 1987–2007
Drummond, P H (LP) 1972–1987
Kirwan, F (ALP) 1969–1972
Freeth, G (LP) 1949–1969
Lemmon, N (ALP) 1943–1949
Prowse, J H (CP) 1922–1943