NSW Elections
Site Links
1889 Election Links
Prev/Next District
Prev/Next Contest
Bathurst - 1889 (Roll: 1,957)
Won by Free Trade
Nominations: Thursday, 31 January 1889, Polling: Saturday, 2 February 1889
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Paul, William Henry (Elected) Free Trade 736 52.27
Suttor, Francis Bathurst Protectionist 672 47.73
Formal Votes 1,408
Informal Votes 17 1.19
Total Votes / Turnout 1,425 72.82
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,425 72.82
Notes: Sitting MP William Richard Cortis did not re-contest. The Bathurst Free Press mentioned 22 January, p.2 col.1, that Cortis was withdrawing in the belief that WH Paul had a better chance of winning the election. Cortis nominated Paul in the report of the nominations.
Source: Report of nominations, Bathurst Free Press, 31 January 1889, pp.2-3, results published 5 February, p.2 col.2-3 including booth details. Same totals in SMH, 4 February, p.8 col.7