For almost two decades, the NSW ALP right-wing faction known as the "Terrigals" has played a dominant rule in making and breaking premiers, ministers and MPs, manipulating pre-selections, guiding policy, raising campaign funds and appointing favorites to jobs.

That era is over. The Terrigals, led by upper house MP Eddie Obeid and his bruising lieutenant Joe Tripodi, are dead. At a specially convened caucus meeting to be held at State Parliament tomorrow to select two new ministers, it will be buried.