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The Lower Hunter - 1874-5 (Roll: 661)
Nominations: Tuesday, 29 December 1874, Polling: Monday, 4 January 1875
Candidate Votes Votes %
Cooper, Walter Hampson 219 45.44
Hamilton, Archibald Sellars 4 0.83
Jacob, Archibald Hamilton (Re-elected) 259 53.73
Formal Votes 482
Informal Votes 16 3.21
Total Votes / Turnout 498 75.34
Persons Voting / Turnout 498 75.34
Notes: Walter Hampson Cooper had been MP for East Macquarie in the old Parliament, but had already been defeated contesting West Sydney on 16 December.
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 31 December 1874, p.3 col.2-4, results from Maitland Mercury, 5 January 1875, p.2 col.6 referenced as 'a friend in Raymond Terrace reports returns as known there' without indicating the results are final. Totals also published SMH 6 January, p.5 col.5, though again it is not clear from the report whether these figures are final. However, in both cases, the total votes match those published in the Statistical Register. Maitland Mercury report of nominations, 31 December, pp.2-3.