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East Camden - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Nominations: Tuesday, 15 March 1859, Polling: Monday, 21 March 1859
Candidate Votes Votes %
Hargrave, John Fletcher (Elected) 638 99.69
Tighe, John 2 0.31
Formal Votes 640
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 640 0.00
Cause Category: Resignation - Government Job
Notes: Seat declared vacant when Robert Owen was appointed a District Court Judge. Note the the Illawarra Mercury report suggests that Tighe was nominated by Hargrave's enemies simply to delay his entry to the Legislative Assembly by a week.
Source: Illawarra Mercury, 24 March 1859, p.2 col.2. Abridged version of story re-printed in SMH 25 March, p.6 col.5.
Corrections: Parliamentary Record incorrectly lists election date as 15 March 1859.