1876 Murrumbidgee colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Murrumbidgee on 21 February 1876 because William Forster was appointed Agent-General in London.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
4 February 1876 William Forster accepted appointment as Agent-General.[2]
5 February 1876 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
21 February 1876 Nominations
6 March 1876 Polling day
20 March 1876 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1876 Murrumbidgee by-election
Monday 21 February [4]
Candidate Votes %
Joseph Leary (re-elected) unopposed

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Forster, William (1818–1882)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 16 April 2019 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. ^ "Mr William Forster (1818–1882)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Murrumbidgee". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 39. 5 February 1876. p. 527. Retrieved 5 June 2021 – via Trove.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1876 Murrumbidgee by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 June 2021.