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Narrabri - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Labor Party gain from Free Trade
Nominations: Friday, 13 May 1898, Polling: Friday, 3 June 1898
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Barton, Robert Darvell Protectionist 198 17.01
Dale, George Samuel Evans Protectionist 357 30.67
McGee, Thomas Henry Brockley Free Trade 86 7.39
Ross, Hugh (Elected) Labor Party 382 32.82
Williams, Gulielmus Free Trade 141 12.11
Formal Votes 1,164
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,164 0.00
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Death of Charles Collins. The election was held the same day as the first Federation plebiscite.
Source: Narrabri Herald, 10 June 1898, p.3 col.3, published declaration by Returning Officer, with booth details published p.2 col.5. Same results in SMH 7 June 1898, p.4 col.8.
Corrections: Hughes and Graham (1975) publish what appear to be earlier returns.