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Narellan - 1864-5 (Roll: 712)
Nominations: Thursday, 15 December 1864, Polling: Saturday, 17 December 1864
Candidate Votes Votes %
Hurley, John (Elected) 259 54.99
Leary, Joseph (Defeated) 212 45.01
Formal Votes 471
Informal Votes 6 1.26
Total Votes / Turnout 477 66.99
Persons Voting / Turnout 477 66.99
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 16 December 1864, p.5 col.1-4. This result in this electorate does not appear to have been published. No paper reports vote totals, but two different margins of victory for Hurley are reported. The Illawarra Mercury, 20 December, p2, reports a majority of 47, the Maitland Mercury, 20 December, p.2 col.2, reports 44. The SMH election summary 21 January, p.2 col.6 also reports 44 votes. However, the 1860 Statistical Register states that the number of formal votes as 471. With only two candidates, an even margin cannot be correct, so the 47 vote margin from the Illawarra Mercury has been used to derive this result.