Electoral district of Goldfields West

Goldfields West was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1859 to 1880, including the goldfields within a number of western electorates.[1][2][3] Rolls were not kept for Gold Fields seats, voters being able to establish their right to vote by presenting either a mining licence or business licence in a proclaimed gold field that had been held for at least six months. Voters could also appear on the roll for general districts, but were prevented from voting in both their resident general district and the overlaying Gold Fields district.[4][5]

Members for Goldfields WestEdit

Member Party Period
  Robert Wisdom[6] None 1859–1864
  Stephen Donnelly[7] None 1864–1866
  George Thornton[8] None 1867–1868
  Walter Church[9] None 1869–1872
  David Buchanan[10] None 1872–1877
  Hugo Louis Beyers[11] None 1877–1880

Election resultsEdit

1877 New South Wales colonial election: Goldfields West
Monday 12 November [12]
Candidate Votes %
Louis Beyers (elected) 476 57.9
David Buchanan (defeated) 346 42.1
Total formal votes 822 97.9
Informal votes 18 2.1
Turnout 840 8.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Goldfields West". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  4. ^ Clune, David (2007). Green, Antony; Michael Hogan (eds.). The Electoral Atlas of New South Wales. New South Wales Department of Lands. ISBN 0-9752354-2-7.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Goldfields West 1859-1880". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Sir Robert Wisdom KCMG, QC (1830-1888)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr Stephen Augustine Donnelly (1835-1910)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr George Thornton (1819-1901)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Mr Walter Church (1819-1901)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr David Buchanan (1823-1890)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr Hugo Louis Beyers (1845-1910)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  12. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 Goldfields West". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.