NSW Elections
Site Links
1898 Election Links
Prev/Next District
Prev/Next Contest
Hartley - 1898 (Roll: 2,167)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Wednesday, 20 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Cook, Joseph (Re-elected) Free Trade 788 70.36
Tabrett, John Francis National Federal 332 29.64
Formal Votes 1,120
Informal Votes 15 1.32
Total Votes / Turnout 1,135 52.38
Source: Lithgow Mercury, 29 July 1898, p.5 col.4, published declaration by Returning Officer. Same totals in SMH 29 July, p.6 col.2. Year Book of Australia (1899) had Cook on 758, a total that matched the Statistical Register. Relevant issues of The Mountaineer were not available in NSW State Library microfilm collection.
Corrections: Statistical Register reported 1,105 votes, at odds with the published declaration. The Register has been ignored on this occasion and the published result used.