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Balmain South - 1898 (Roll: 3,225)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Law, Sydney James (Re-elected) Labor Party 979 46.98
Murdoch, Gilbert Curtis Ind Federalist 174 8.35
Taylor, Charles Andrew Independent 70 3.36
Traill, William Henry National Federal 861 41.31
Formal Votes 2,084
Informal Votes 10 0.48
Total Votes / Turnout 2,094 64.93
Notes: Traill and Murdoch were listed in all sources as Federalists, but Traill was listed as the selected candidate in both the SMH and Australian Star. In the SMH 28 July, p.9 col.2, comment is made on the split in the Federal vote delivering victory to Law.
Source: SMH 28 July 1898, p7