Named in honour of Sir Charles Cowper CMG KCMG, 1807–75. Cowper was a statemsan who served as Premier of New South Wales on five occasions.
7 296 sq km
Cowper covers an area from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north. The main towns include Bellingen, Bowraville, Coffs Harbour, Crescent Head, Dorrigo, Gladstone, Hat Head, Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Ulong and Urunga. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Fishing, forestry, agriculture, bananas, dairy cattle and tourism.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.