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Narrabri - 1898 (Roll: 2,598)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Monday, 18 July 1898
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Borthwick, William Murray Ind Federalist 365 24.41
Dale, George Samuel Evans National Federal 522 34.92
Ross, Hugh (Re-elected) Labor Party 608 40.67
Formal Votes 1,495
Informal Votes 26 1.71
Total Votes / Turnout 1,521 58.55
Notes: Hughes and Graham (1975) list Dale as a Conservative Federalist, but the Australian Star lists him as a Bartonite, so he is shown here as a National Federal candidate. Borthwick was listed as an Independent by the SMH and an Opposition candidate by the Telegraph.
Source: SMH 30 July 1898, p.10, col.3, reported as 'complete election returns'.