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Division Name COOK
State New South Wales
Elected Member Baird, B (LP) 1998-
Name Derivation Named after Captain James Cook 1728-79, the first European to discover the east coast of Australia in 1770.
First Proclaimed / Election 1906
Area 189 sq. kms
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 82,675
Turnout 95.22%
Informal 5.53%
Location Cook covers an area of approximately 189 sq km from Kurnell and Cronulla in the east to Kirrawee and Kareela in the west and from Botany Bay and Georges River in the north to Port Hacking in the south. Also includes the part of Royal National Park east of the section of Princes Hwy commencing at the most north westerly point of Royal National Park to Farnell Ave, east of Farnell Ave and Hacking River and north of Sutherland Council boundary which includes Bundeena and Maianbar. The main suburbs include Bundeena, Caringbah, Cronulla, Grays Point, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Maianbar, Miranda, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Woolooware and Yowie Bay.
Products and Industry Petroleum refineries at Kurnell, steel fabrication, pharmaceutical plant, boat building and oyster farming.

BAIRD, B (LP) 1998-
MUTCH, S (LP) 1996-1998
DOBIE, J D M (LP) 1975-1996
THORBURN, R W (ALP) 1972-1975
DOBIE, J D M (LP) 1969-1972
COPE, J F (ALP) 1955-1969
SHEEHAN, T (ALP) 1937-1955
GARDEN, J S (ALP) 1934-1937
RILEY, E C (ALP) 1922-1934
CATTS, J H (ALP) 1906-1922

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