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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Cowper (green) within New South Wales
Created 1901
MP Luke Hartsuyker
Party National
Namesake Charles Cowper
Electors 94,654 (2010)
Area 7,861 km2 (3,035.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
Charles Cowper

The Division of Cowper is an Australian electoral division in New South Wales. It was one of 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named for Charles Cowper, an early Premier of New South Wales. It is on the north coast of New South Wales, and includes the towns of Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca Heads.


Member Party Term
  Francis Clarke Protectionist 1901–1903
  Henry Lee Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1903–1906
  John Thomson Protectionist [1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  (Sir) Earle Page Country 1919–1961
  Frank McGuren Labor 1961–1963
  Ian Robinson Country 1963–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1984
  Garry Nehl National 1984–2001
  Luke Hartsuyker National 2001–present

Its most famous member was Sir Earle Page, leader of the Country Party and Prime Minister of Australia in 1939.

Election results

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Earle Page
Succeeded by
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