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New England and McLeay - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Nominations: Friday, 26 November 1858, Polling: Tuesday, 14 December 1858 (No poll held)
Candidate Votes Votes %
Hart, James (Elected) Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Caused by the resignation (13 Oct) of AO Moriarty. He published a letter to his constituents SMH 16 October, p.2 col.1, stating his reasons for resigning, which appear to be related to the financial difficulty of trying to service such a far distant electorate.
Source: SMH, 3 December 1858, p. 3, col. 1, declared elected on the close of nominations.