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Paddington - By-election (Roll: 3,499)
Nominations: Tuesday, 21 May 1872, Polling: Thursday, 23 May 1872 (No poll held)
Candidate Votes Votes %
Sutherland, John (Re-elected) Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: By-election on the formation of the first Parkes ministry.
Source: SMH 22 May 1872, p.3 col.3