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Lachlan - 1944 (Roll: 12,355)
Retained by Labor Party
Not contested by both major parties
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Chanter, John Courtenay (Re-elected) Labor Party 7,525 73.02
Sligar, Joseph Leo Ind Labor 2,780 26.98
Formal Votes 10,305
Informal Votes 719 6.52
Total Votes / Turnout 11,024 89.23
Corrections: State Electorate Office listing show Sligar as a Lang Labor candidate, but both Hughes and Graham (1975) and Cunneen's study of the 1944 election list him as Independent Labor, the affiliation adopted here.