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New England - 1860 (Roll: 1,478)
Nominations: Monday, 10 December 1860, Polling: Monday, 24 December 1860
Candidate Votes Votes %
Eames, John 2 0.26
Hart, James 1 0.13
Markham, George (Elected) 475 60.74
Rusden, Thomas George 304 38.87
Formal Votes 782
Informal Votes 12 1.51
Total Votes / Turnout 794 53.72
Notes: James Hart was the sitting MP for New England, but he had already contested and won election for Bathurst and withdrew from the contest. He has not been shown as a sitting MP.
Source: Illawarra Mercury, 4 January 1861, p.2 col.4 reporting declaration of poll. A confused report of the poll declaration appeared in the Maitland Mercury 1 January 1861, p.2 col.2, but the poor quality of the original makes it difficult to read the microfilm. Informal votes have been sourced from the Maitland Mercury report. There was no entry for persons voting in the Statistical Register.