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The Tumut - By-election (Roll: 1,268)
Nominations: Monday, 13 August 1866, Polling: Monday, 20 August 1866
Candidate Votes Votes %
Brown, Edward George (Elected) 286 51.91
Thornton, George 265 48.09
Formal Votes 551
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 551 43.45
Cause Category: Absence
Notes: Seat declared vacant after sitting MP Charles Cowper Jnr was absent without leave for an entire session.
Source: SMH, brief report of nominations, 14 August 1866, p.5 col.2, results 27 August, p.5 col.3 including booth results, reproduced from the Tumut Times and reported as 'the full and correct result'.