Electoral district of Allowrie

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][3][4]

New South WalesLegislative Assembly
StateNew South Wales
NamesakeAboriginal term

Members for AllowrieEdit

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 member for Wollondilly.[5]

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Wollongong - Fast Facts". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  2. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Allowrie". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr Mark Fairlies Morton (1865–1938)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.