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Waverley - 1898 (Roll: 2,836)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Blunt, William John Ind Federalist 2 0.11
Jessep, Thomas (Re-elected) Free Trade 998 56.29
Onslow, James William Macarthur National Federal 773 43.60
Formal Votes 1,773
Informal Votes 15 0.84
Total Votes / Turnout 1,788 63.05
Notes: A week before the election, the SMH (no date) referred to Blunt as the endorsed candidate of the local Federal Association. However, he withdrew from the contest after Onlsow was nominated. He is shown here as a Independent Federal candidate.
Source: SMH 28 July 1898, p7