Electoral district of Wollombi

Wollombi was an electoral district for the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It was created in 1859, named after and including the town of Wollombi, however the district extended to the coast including the towns of Gosford and Norah. The southern border was the Hawkesbury River while the northern border was Lake Macquarie and Dora Creek. It was abolished in 1894 and absorbed into Northumberland.[1][2][3]

Members for WollombiEdit

Member Party Period
  William Cape None 1859–1860
  Joseph Eckford None 1860–1872
  James Cunneen None 1872–1877
  Joseph Eckford None 1877–1882
  Joseph Gorrick None 1882–1885
  Lyall Scott None 1885–1886
  Richard Stevenson None 1886–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1889
  Protectionist 1889–1894

Election resultsEdit

1891 New South Wales colonial election: Wollombi
Monday 29 June [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protectionist Richard Stevenson (re-elected) 795 72.8
Free Trade Joseph Gorrick 297 27.2
Total formal votes 1,092 98.2
Informal votes 20 1.8
Turnout 1,112 46.3
Protectionist hold  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Wollombi 1859-1894". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 Wollombi". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.