1882 Gundagai colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Gundagai on 23 November 1882 because of the death of William Forster.[1] Parliament was dissolved on the same day as the polling and so Bruce Smith could not take his seat.[2]

Dates edit

Date Event
30 October 1882 William Forster died.[1]
2 November 1882 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
17 November 1882 Nominations
23 November 1882 Polling day
5 December 1882 Return of writ

Result edit

1882 Gundagai by-election
Thursday 23 November [2]
Candidate Votes %
Bruce Smith (elected) 380 70.5
George Wallace 92 17.1
Robert Barbour 67 12.4
Total formal votes 539 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 539 30.9

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Mr William Forster (1818–1882)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1882 Gundagai by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Gundagai". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 442. 6 November 1882. p. 5885. Retrieved 21 September 2020 – via Trove.