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Macquarie - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Monday, 9 July 1917, Polling: Saturday, 28 July 1917
Candidate Party Votes % 2nd Ball %
Foster, Francis James Ind Nationalist 182 2.62
McGirr, Patrick Michael (Elected) Labor Party 3,521 50.77
McLeod, Murdock Nationalist 3,232 46.60
Formal Votes 6,935
Informal Votes 34 0.49
Total Votes / Turnout 6,969 0.00
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Caused by the death of T.H.Thrower. F J Foster had served as Labor MHR for New England 1906-13.
Source: Dubbo Dispatch, 31 July 1917, p.4 col.1, published declaration by Returning Officer, booths published same issue p.2 col.3. SMH 30 July 1917, p.8 col.2, includes booth results with slight variation in total.