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Redfern - 1898 (Roll: 2,953)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Butterfield, Joseph Ind Federalist 13 0.78
Cameron, William Graham National Federal 726 43.71
Hunter, William Independent 6 0.36
McGowen, James Sinclair Taylor (Re-elected) Labor Party 916 55.15
Formal Votes 1,661
Informal Votes 13 0.78
Total Votes / Turnout 1,674 56.69
Notes: Butterfield was listed as a Federalist, SMH 22 July, p.7 col.1, but he withdrew from the contest and was not included in the Herald's final list, 27 July, p.4 col.1. All sources list Hunter as an Independent.
Source: SMH 28 July 1898, p.7. The published declaration by Returning Officer on p.10 of the same issue does not include votes, just declaration of McGowen's election. The Statistical Register records 1661 formal votes, which matches all newspaper reports and is therefore presumed to be correct.