Named after Dr Charles Throsby (1771–1828), a local pioneer who explored the area.
Area and Location Description:
Throsby covers an area of approximately 1 422 sq km and extends from Exeter, Lake Yarrunga and Upper Kangaroo Valley in the south to Aylmerton, Alpine, the Avon Dam, Lake Avon, Dombarton, and Kembla Grange in the north to the Pacific Ocean in the east at Port Kembla. The main localities include Albion Park, Berkeley, Berrima, Blackbutt, Bowral, Cringila, Dapto, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Horsley, Kembla Grange, Lake Illawarra, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Oak Flats, Port Kembla, Robertson, Warrawong, Welby, Willow Vale, and parts of Warilla.
Products/industries of the area:
Steel works, mining, engineering, light and heavy manufacturing, transport, tourism, construction, transport, dairy farming and retail industries.
Jones, S (ALP) 2010–
George, J (ALP) 2001–2010
Hollis, C (ALP) 1984–2001