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Bega - 1898 (Roll: 2,156)
Retained by National Federal
Nominations: Wednesday, 20 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Boot, William Ind Federalist 555 42.17
Braine, William Henry Ind Federalist 8 0.61
Clarke, Henry (Re-elected) National Federal 753 57.22
Formal Votes 1,316
Informal Votes 18 1.35
Total Votes / Turnout 1,334 61.87
Notes: Clarke was the selected National Federal candidate. Other sources in both the SMH and Telegraph refer to Boot and Braine as Federalists.
Source: Bega Standard, 2 August 1898, p.3 col.3, published declaration by Returning Officer, booths having been published 29 July, p.2 col.5. Almost the same totals published in SMH 29 July 1898, p.6 col.1, except Braine had 6 votes.