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The Paterson - By-election (Roll: 551)
Nominations: Thursday, 11 March 1875, Polling: Thursday, 18 March 1875
Candidate Votes Votes %
Burdekin, Marshall 19 6.79
Park, Robert 27 9.64
Jurley, John 2 0.71
Brown, Herbert Harrington (Elected) 149 53.21
Nowlan, John 2 0.71
Brunker, James Nixon 81 28.93
Formal Votes 280
Informal Votes 8 2.78
Total Votes / Turnout 288 52.27
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Death of Speaker William Munnings Arnold. With the Speaker's position vacant, the writ was issued by the Governor. John Nowlan was reported to have withdrawn at the nominations.
Source: Maitland Mercury, 20 March 1875, p.2 col.3, though whether totals are final is not indicated. Same figures reported SMH 20 March, p.13 col.2 where they were stated to be a report of the poll declaration. Same totals with informal votes, Evening News 19 March, p.2 col.3.