Electoral district of Central Cumberland

Central Cumberland was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1859 to 1894, in Cumberland County, which includes Sydney, although the then built-up areas were in other electorates. It elected two members simultaneously from 1859 to 1885, three members from 1885 to 1889 and four members from 1889 to 1894, with voters casting a vote for each vacancy. In 1894, multi-member electorates were abolished and replaced by single-member electorates.[1][2][3]

Members for Central CumberlandEdit

Two members (1859–1885)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  John Laycock None 1859–1864   James Atkinson None 1859–1863


 
Allan Macpherson None 1863–1868
  John Hay None 1864–1867
  John Lackey None 1867–1885
  Samuel Lyons None 1868–1869
  Edward Flood None 1869–1872
  John Hurley None 1872–1874
  Joseph Wearne None 1875–1875
  William Long None 1875–1877
  Andrew McCulloch None 1877–1885
  Varney Parkes None 1885
Three members (1885–1889)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Varney Parkes None 1885–1887   Andrew McCulloch None 1885–1887   Nathaniel Bull None 1885–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1888   Free Trade 1887–1888   Frank Farnell Free Trade 1887–1889
  John Nobbs Free Trade 1888–1889   David Buchanan Protectionist 1888–1889
Four members (1889–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  John Nobbs Free Trade 1889–1893   Frank Farnell Free Trade 1889–1894   Robert Ritchie Free Trade 1889–1891   John Linsley Free Trade 1889–1889
  David Dale Free Trade 1889–1894

 
Jacob Garrard Free Trade 1891–1894
  George McCredie Free Trade 1893–1894

Election resultsEdit

1891 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Wednesday 17 June [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Frank Farnell (Re-elected 1) 2,850 15.8
Free Trade Robert Ritchie (Re-elected 2) 2,491 13.8
Free Trade John Nobbs (Re-elected 3) 2,435 13.5
Free Trade David Dale (Re-elected 4) 1,978 11.0
Labour John Gannon 1,614 9.0
Protectionist Cyrus Fuller 1,449 8.0
Labour John Marshall 1,389 7.7
Protectionist Walter Airey 1,092 6.1
Ind. Free Trade Thomas Taylor 1,016 5.6
Ind. Free Trade John Forsyth 964 5.4
Ind. Free Trade John Ferguson 740 4.1
Total formal votes 18,018 99.1
Informal votes 163 0.9
Turnout 5,744 57.9
  Free Trade hold 4  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Central Cumberland 1859-1894". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 Central Cumberland". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 April 2020.