Electoral district of New England and Macleay

New England and Macleay was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1856 to 1859, in the Northern Tablelands region of New England and part of the Mid North Coast region, including the area to the north of the Macleay River. but excluding the area south of the Macleay River which was included in the Counties of Gloucester and Macquarie. To the north was the electorate of Clarence and Darling Downs and to the west the electorate of Liverpool Plains and Gwydir. It elected two members, with voters casting two votes and the first two candidates being elected. It was partly replaced by New England.[1]

Members for New England and MacleayEdit

Member Party Period Member Party Period
  Richard Hargrave[2] None 1856–1857   Thomas Rusden[3] None 1856–1857
  William Taylor[4] None 1858–1859   Abram Moriarty[5] None 1858–1858
  James Hart[6] None 1858–1859

Election resultsEdit

1856Edit

1856 New South Wales colonial election: New England and Macleay [7]
Candidate Votes %
Thomas Rusden (elected 1) 181 46.9
Richard Hargrave (elected 2) 162 42.0
John Dickson 43 11.1
Total formal votes 386 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 193 41.87
Polling was conducted on 17 April 1856. Rusden had represented Pastoral Districts of New England and Macleay in the old Legislative Council.

1858Edit

1858 New South Wales colonial election: New England and Macleay
11 February [8]
Candidate Votes %
Abram Moriarty (elected 1) 179 42.4
William Taylor (elected 2) 136 32.2
Thomas Rusden (defeated) 107 25.4
Total formal votes 422 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 422 35.52
The former member Thomas Rusden unsuccessfully petitioned against the election of Moriaty.

1858 by-electionEdit

Abram Moriarty resigned in October 1858.

New England and Macleay by-election
14 December 1858 [9]
Candidate Votes %
James Hart unopposed  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "An Act to amend the Electoral Law.". Act No. 20 of 24 November 1858 (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Mr Richard Hargrave (1817-1905)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr Thomas George Rusden (1817-1882)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr William Tydd Taylor (1814-1862)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr Abram Orpen Moriarty (1830-1918)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr James Hart (1825-1873)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "1856 New England and Macleay". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1858 New England and Macleay". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ Green, Antony. "By-election results for New England and McLeay, 1858". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 June 2019.