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Wentworth - By-election (Roll: 1,900)
Nominations: Friday, 13 January 1882, Polling: Monday, 23 January 1882
Candidate Votes Votes %
Evans, Evan 210 49.30
Quin, Edward (Elected) 216 50.70
Formal Votes 426
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 426 22.42
Cause Category: LC Appointment
Notes: W A Brodribb was appointed to the Legislative Council.
Source: Derived from discussion of results published in Wilcannia Times, 2 February 1882, p.2 col.2-4, which mentioned there being 426 votes, a majority of 6 and Quin recording 216 votes. This matches the Riverine Grazier, 1 February, p.2 col.6, which had a very brief telegraph report of Quin winning by 6 votes. Earlier incomplete results in both papers had Evans leading, and see letter in Wilcannia Times, 9 February, on claims of deliberately false reports being sent by telegraph.