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Charlestown - 1971 (Roll: 29,518)
Retained by Labor Party
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Ansell, Hugh John D.L.P. 1,438 5.23
Hockings, Charles Australia Party 1,011 3.67
Pickering, Alfred Sidney Liberal Party 10,027 36.44
Stewart, John Julius Thomas (Re-elected) Labor Party 15,043 54.66
Formal Votes 27,519
Informal Votes 422 1.51
Total Votes / Turnout 27,941 94.66
Notes: New Labor electorate created in an area where the existing electorates of Hamilton and Kahibah were abolished. Sitting Labor MP for Hamilton Robert McCartney retired, while Charelstown was contested by Labor's Kahibah MP J.J.T.Stewart.