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Canterbury - By-election (Roll: 8,059)
Nominations: Thursday, 17 April 1884, Polling: Saturday, 19 April 1884
Candidate Votes Votes %
Hammond, Mark John (Elected) 1,311 79.70
Stevens, George James Malcolm 334 20.30
Formal Votes 1,645
Informal Votes 31 1.85
Total Votes / Turnout 1,676 20.80
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: W H Pigott had been in a professional practice with W J Tricket. After Trickett had been appointed Postmaster General, Pigott inherited the whole of the practice, and cited this increased private workload as his reason for resigning from Parliament. (SMH 9 April, p.16 col.3)
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 18 April 1884, p.5 col.1-2, results from SMH 21 April, p.3 col.6, includes booth results.