1879 Mudgee colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Mudgee on 6 January 1879 because of the resignation of Sir John Robertson who was then appointed to the Legislative Council,[1] to facilitate the coalition of his supporters and those of Sir Henry Parkes to form an effective government.[2]

DatesEdit

Date Event
14 December 1878 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and close of electoral rolls.[3]
30 December 1878 Nominations
6 January 1879 Polling day
21 January 1879 Return of writ

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1879 Mudgee by-election
Monday 6 January [9]
Candidate Votes %
Richard Rouse (elected) 895 50.03
David Buchanan 894 49.97
Total formal votes 1,789 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,789 43.6

AftermathEdit

In March 1879 the Committee of Elections and Qualifications overturned the election of Richard Rouse and declared that David Buchanan was elected as the member for Mudgee.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Honourable Sir John Robertson summoned to the Legislative Council". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 406. 21 December 1878. p. 5113. Retrieved 10 October 2019 – via Trove.
  2. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Robertson, Sir John (1816–1891)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 10 October 2019 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Mudgee". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 391. New South Wales, Australia. 14 December 1878. p. 4987. Retrieved 10 October 2019 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Mr Richard Rouse (1842-1903)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1876 Mudgee by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  6. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 Mudgee". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr David Buchanan (1823-1890)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 Goldfields West". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  9. ^ Green, Antony. "1879 results Mudgee". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  10. ^ "The Committee of Elections and Qualifications". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 March 1879. p. 5. Retrieved 10 October 2019 – via Trove.