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West Moreton - 1859 (Roll: 710)
Nominations: Thursday, 16 June 1859, Polling: Tuesday, 21 June 1859
Candidate Votes Votes %
Challinor, Henry 103 29.60
Mort, Henry (Elected) 245 70.40
Formal Votes 348
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 348 49.01
Notes: Courier reports of nominations simply refer to Dr Challinor, name drawn from advertising in the North Australian. Challinor's ADB entry refers to his local political activity, membership of the Queensland Parliament and activity in the movement to create a separate colony, but does not explicitly mention his contesting this seat.
Source: Moreton Bay Courier for nominations 18 June 1859, pages 2-3, and results 29 June, p.2 col.4, including booths. See also North Australian and Ipswich General Advertiser, 28 June, p.3 col.4 including booth results. Results re-printed in The Empire, 3 July 1859, p.4 col.1 and SMH 4 July, p.4 col.5, including booth results.