Electoral district of Robertson

Robertson was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1894 to 1904, in the upper Hunter Region around Scone and named after John Robertson.[1][2][3] The district was created when multi-member constituencies were abolished in 1894,[4] and comprised the eastern part of the Upper Hunter and the western part of Patrick's Plains.[5] The district was abolished in 1904 as a result of the 1903 New South Wales referendum, which reduced the number of members of the Legislative Assembly from 125 to 90,[6] and largely replaced by a re-created Upper Hunter.[7]

Members for RobertsonEdit

Member Party Term
  Robert Fitzgerald Protectionist 1894–1901
  William Fleming Liberal Reform 1901–1904

Election resultsEdit

1901 New South Wales state election: Robertson [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reform William Fleming 1,017 50.7 +12.3
Progressive Robert Fitzgerald (defeated) 991 49.4 -12.3
Total formal votes 2,008 98.8 +0.4
Informal votes 24 1.2 -0.4
Turnout 2,032 68.3 +6.6
Liberal Reform gain from Progressive  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Robertson". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Mr Robert George Dundas Fitzgerald (1846-1933)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  4. ^ "1893 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Maps and sketches of proposed Electoral Districts". New South Wales Government Gazette. 23 August 1893. p. 6638. Retrieved 21 October 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "1904 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Mr William Montgomerie Fleming (1874–1961)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1901 Robertson". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 March 2020.