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Central Cumberland - By-election (Roll: 2,195)
Nominations: Wednesday, 3 June 1863, Polling: Saturday, 6 June 1863
Candidate Votes Votes %
Atkinson, James Henry (Defeated) 514 46.73
Macpherson, Allan (Elected) 586 53.27
Formal Votes 1,100
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,100 50.11
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,100 50.11
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Caused by the resignation of JH Atkinson on 'private grounds'. He contested the vacancy, and amidst accusations he did not visit the electorate enough, referred to problems with his health.
Source: SMH, 8 June 1863, p. 4, col. 5. Not the declaration of poll, but the telegraphed report includes all polling places. The Empire 4 June p.8 col.1-4 has a report of the nominations and provides slightly different results on 8 June with Atkinson on 520. Another Empire report 11 June, p.2 col.4 refers to a final majority of 70 but does not provide totals.