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The Murrumbidgee - 1898 (Roll: 2,577)
Retained by National Federal
Nominations: Monday, 18 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Fitzpatrick, Thomas (Re-elected) National Federal 1,078 69.41
Rae, Arthur Labor Party 475 30.59
Formal Votes 1,553
Informal Votes 14 0.89
Total Votes / Turnout 1,567 60.81
Notes: Rae appears in the selected lists of both the Labor and Free Trade Parties, SMH 22 July 1898, p.7 col.2. However, he was an endorsed Labor candidate in the Worker. With no Free Trade candidate in this district, Rae was also endorsed by george Reid, SMH 27 July 1898, p.2 col.7.
Source: Year Book of Australia (1899) p.338, also used in Hughes and Graham (1975). Clearly incomplete results published SMH 28 July 1898, p.7.