1879 East Macquarie colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of East Macquarie on 15 August 1879 because of the resignation of William Suttor Jr.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
23 July 1879 William Suttor Jr resigned.[1]
24 July 1879 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
11 August 1879 Nominations
5 August 1879 Polling day
29 August 1879 Return of writ

CandidatesEdit

  • Edward Combes had been the member for Orange, until his seat was declared vacant because the Elections and Qualifications Committee held that his position of Executive Commissioner for New South Wales at the Paris International Exhibition was an office of profit under the crown.[3]
  • Thomas Dalveen was a publican from Bathurst.[4] This was his third attempt at election, having previously been unsuccessful at East Macquarie in 1878,[5] and Orange in March 1879.[6] He would stand four more times over the following four years, but was unsuccessful on each occasion.[7]

ResultEdit

1879 East Macquarie by-election
Friday 15 August [8]
Candidate Votes %
Edward Combes (elected) 784 72.1
Thomas Dalveen 303 27.9
Total formal votes 1,087 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,087 51.5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr William Henry Suttor (Junior) (1834–1905)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: East Macquarie". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 268. 24 July 1879. p. 3273. Retrieved 4 September 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Combes, Edward (1830-1895)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 15 November 2019 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  4. ^ "Bathurst". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 July 1879. p. 5. Retrieved 4 September 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1878 results East Macquarie". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ Green, Antony. "1879 results Orange". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "Index to Candidates: Croal to Darby". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1879 results East Macquarie". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 September 2020.