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East Macquarie - By-election (Roll: 2,062)
Nominations: Tuesday, 4 July 1882, Polling: Tuesday, 11 July 1882
Candidate Votes Votes %
Smith, Sydney (Elected) 710 54.66
Thompson, Robert Hal ? 589 45.34
Formal Votes 1,299
Informal Votes 22 1.67
Total Votes / Turnout 1,321 64.06
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Death of A J Pechey.
Source: SMH 18 July 1882, p.6 col.1. This result notes a change to one booth previously published 13 July, p.6 col.2. Same totals including booths in Daily Telegraph 14 July, p.3 col.6. Report of nominations in Bathurst Free Press and Bathurst Times makes it clear Thompson is a local candidate, but only his initials are used. First names have been assumed from a name on the 1880-81 electoral roll for East Macqurie. Same results with booths in Bathurst Free Press, 15 July, p.3 col.2.