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Goulburn - By-election (Roll: 694)
Nominations: Monday, 10 June 1861, Polling: Thursday, 13 June 1861
Candidate Votes Votes %
Alexander, Maurice (Elected) 207 72.63
Faucett, Peter 78 27.37
Formal Votes 285
Informal Votes 13 4.36
Total Votes / Turnout 298 42.94
Persons Voting / Turnout 298 42.94
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Caused by the resignation of CH Walsh, who stated that with Cowper's stacking of the Legislative Council to pass land and Council reform legislation, the tasks he had set himself when first nominating for parliament had now been achieved. (Goulburn Herald, 22 May 1861, p.3 col.5.)
Source: Goulburn Herald, report of nominations 12 June 1861, p.2 col.4-6, with results 15 June, p.2 col.2. Same results in SMH 14 June, p.4 col.5, reported as 'result of the polling'.