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Gold Fields South - By-election (Roll: 1,500)
Nominations: Wednesday, 21 February 1877, Polling: Monday, 12 March 1877 (No poll held)
Candidate Votes Votes %
Baker, Ezekiel Alexander (Re-elected) Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: By-election on E A Baker accepting the post of Secretary for Lands in the third Robertson ministry.
Source: SMH 22 February 1877, p.6 col.6, reports Baker's election, and the writ was returned to Parliament on 23 February, reported SMH 24 February. This clearly indicates the election was uncontested.