Electoral district of Allowrie

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Allowrie
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
State New South Wales
Created 1904
Abolished 1920
Namesake Aboriginal term

Allowrie was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales first created in 1904 and replacing Shoalhaven and part of Moruya. Its name appears to be Aboriginal, meaning "pleasant place near the sea" or "high place near the sea"[1] and may be the source of the name Illawarra. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Wollondilly, along with Wollongong.[2]

Members for Allowrie[edit]

The seat's inaugural election in 1904 was won by Mark Morton who was the sitting Liberal Reform MP for Shoalhaven. He defeated the sitting Progressive MP for Kiama, Alexander Campbell. Morton went to win the next four elections. He won unopposed in 1907 and defeated Labor's Charles William Craig twice 1910 and 1913. Prior the 1917 election, Morton became a member of the newly formed Nationalist Party and was returned with a slightly increased majority. The seat was abolished in 1920 and Morton went on to serve as the MP for Wollondilly.

Member Party Term
  Mark Morton Liberal Reform 1904–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wollongong - Fast Facts". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Wah, Malvyne Jong; Page, Jeffrey E. (November 2007). "New South Wales Parliamentary Record 1824 – 2007" (PDF). VIII. Parliament of New South Wales: 216. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.