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Petersham - 1898 (Roll: 2,673)
National Federal gain from Free Trade
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Cohen, John Jacob (Elected) National Federal 674 36.95
Hordern, Percy Grose Ind Free Trade 524 28.73
Jones, Llewellyn Charles Russell (Defeated) Free Trade 626 34.32
Formal Votes 1,824
Informal Votes 3 0.16
Total Votes / Turnout 1,827 68.35
Notes: Both the SMH and DT agree on Horden being an unofficial Ministerial candidate.
Source: SMH 29 July 1898, p.8, published declaration of Returning Officer, including detailed polling place returns.