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Gundagai - By-election (Roll: 1,744)
Nominations: Friday, 17 November 1882, Polling: Thursday, 23 November 1882
Candidate Votes Votes %
Barbour, Robert 67 12.43
Smith, Bruce (Elected) 380 70.50
Wallace, George 92 17.07
Formal Votes 539
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 539 30.91
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Death of William Forster. Polling was on the same day that Parliament was dissolved for the 1882 general election, so Smith was not sworn into Parliament.
Source: SMH 24 November 1882, p.5 col.5, reporting 'all booths in'. Same figures published in Gundagai Times, 24 November, p.2 col.2. Reporting of the by-election was cut short by the dissolution of the parliament and start of campaigning for the 1882 general election.