Electoral district of The Hastings (New South Wales)

Hastings was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1859[1] to 1880. It was abolished in 1880 as part of the first major redistribution since 1858,[2] replaced by Hastings and Manning from 1880 to 1894, which elected two members with voters casting two votes and the two leading candidates being elected. In 1894 it was divided between the single-member electoral district of Hastings and Macleay and Manning. In 1920 proportional representation was introduced and Hastings and Macleay was absorbed into the new four-member district of Oxley. The electorate was named after the Hastings, the alluvial valleys of which contained most of its population.[3][4]

Members for HastingsEdit

Member Party Term
  Henry Flett[1] None 1859–1864
  William Forster[5] None 1864–1869
  Horace Dean[6] None 1869–1870
  Robert Smith[7] None 1870–1880

Election resultsEdit

1877 New South Wales colonial election: The Hastings
Saturday 3 November [8]
Candidate Votes %
Robert Smith (re-elected) 1,018 94.2
Thomas Amos 63 5.8
Total formal votes 1,081 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,093 34.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Henry Flett (1810-1877)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ "1880 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of The Hastings". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Mr William Forster (1818–1882)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Horace Dean (1814-1887)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr Robert Burdett Smith CMG (1837-1895)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 Hastings". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.