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Waratah - 1898 (Roll: 2,371)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Gilbert, John National Federal 805 49.63
Griffith, Arthur Hill (Re-elected) Labor Party 817 50.37
Formal Votes 1,622
Informal Votes 9 0.55
Total Votes / Turnout 1,631 68.79
Source: Year Book of Australia (1899), matching the total votes recorded in the 1898 Statiistical Register, and slightly higher than reported in SMH 28 July 1898, p.7, where it was noted the figures were not final. It is likley there is was a published declaration in the Newcastle Herald Elections Notices, 29 July, p.3, but that page is missing from the microfilm copy in the NSW State Library.