Named after Dame Mary Gilmore (1865–1962), a well known poet, author and journalist.
Area and Location Description:
Gilmore covers an area of approximately 4 878 sq km along the coast from Warilla in the north to Durras in the South, then west including much of the Budawang and Morton National Parks. Towns and suburbs include Berry, Bomaderry, Gerringong, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Milton, Minnamurra, Nowra, Shellharbour, Shell Cove, Sussex Inlet, Ulladulla and Warilla.
Products/industries of the area:
Tourism, timber, dairy and beef cattle, paper mill, brickworks, light engineering, dairy products, steel fabrication and fishing.
Gash, J (LP) 1996–
Knott, P J (ALP) 1993–1996
Sharp, J R (NP) 1984–1993