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Gold Fields South - By-election (Roll: 2,000)
Nominations: Monday, 21 November 1870, Polling: Monday, 12 December 1870
Candidate Votes Votes %
Baker, Ezekiel Alexander (Re-elected) 1,054 79.91
Stephen, George Milner 265 20.09
Formal Votes 1,319
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,319 65.95
Cause Category: Qualifications Committee
Notes: E A Baker's seat was declared vacant as he had been appointed to the Royal Commission into the goldfields. See Elections and Qualifications Committee report, LAVP 1870-1, Vol A1 p.1205.
Source: Gundagai Times, preliminary results 17 December 1870 including booth details, but all details reported with official declaration, Gundagai Times, 31 December, p.3 col.3.