Electoral district of Williams (New South Wales)

The Williams was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1859 in the northern part of the Hunter Region and named after the Williams River. In 1880, it was replaced by Durham and Gloucester.[1][2][3]

Members for WilliamsEdit

Member Party Period
  Stephen Dark None 1859–1860
  Alexander Campbell None 1860
  William Allen None 1860–1864
  Marshall Burdekin None 1864–1866
  Frederick Manton None 1866–1866
  John Nowlan None 1866–1874
  William Watson None 1874–1877
  William Johnston None 1877–1880

Election resultsEdit

1877 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Thursday 1 November [4]
Candidate Votes %
William Johnston (re-elected) 516 51.0
John Booth (defeated) 495 49.0
Total formal votes 1,011 96.1
Informal votes 41 3.9
Turnout 1,052 70.7
William Johnston had won the seat at the 1877 by-election. John Booth was one of the sitting members for East Macquarie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of The Williams 1859-1877". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.