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Illawarra - 1872 (Roll: 1,366)
Nominations: Monday, 26 February 1872, Polling: Thursday, 29 February 1872
Candidate Votes Votes %
Brown, John 328 36.77
Forster, William (Re-elected) 363 40.70
Lysaght, Andrew 201 22.53
Formal Votes 892
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 892 65.30
Persons Voting / Turnout 892 65.30
Notes: Sitting MP James Osborne did not re-contest, though the report of the nominations is confusing and suggests he originally was re-nominated. Francis Andrew Thompson was nominated but withdrew, and a Mr Thrower also nominated. None of these appeared in the results. William Forster had been sitting MP for Queanbeyan in the old Parliament.
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 28 February 1872, pp.2-3. Results from SMH 8 March, p.2 col.5 reporting declaration of the poll, where previous reports had Lysaght on 203 votes. Another report of nominations, Illawarra Mercury, 27 February 1872.