How to Navigate using the Candidates Index
|Index to Candidates Home Page
|Whenever you use the Candidates Index link, you are taken to
the 'Index to Candidates' home page. The names of all candidates who have
contested election have been broken into 60 pages with roughly the same number
of names on each page. A separate page listing Women candidates has also been
generated. The 'Index to Candidates' home page lists the range of Family Names
on each Index page. Simply press the link for the relevant range of candidate
names to go to that page.
|Index to Candidates Name Pages
||Each Index to Candidates Name Page is headed with the Family
Names covered on that page. The name of individual candidates is shown on a
yellow background, followed by lines showing every instance of this candidate
contesting a NSW election or by-election. Each line shows the year of the
election or by-election, the name of the district, whether the candidate was
elected, re-elected, defeated or unsuccessful, the party and the % vote
received. The individual result can be accessed by clicking the link behind
the district name.
|Navigating using the Letter Links
|At the top of each page, a set of Letter Links is provided to
assist in navigating between Candidate Index pages. Rather than return to the
Candidate Index Home Page all the time, by simply pressing the link for each
letter, you will be taken to the first Candidate Index page where Family Names
beginning with that page appear. Note that a link is also provided to the page
of Women candidates.
|Navigating using the << and >> links
|These links are provided so that you can easily move to the
previous or next Candidate Index page. For instance, if you use the Letter
Links to go to the first page where names starting with 'M' appear, you may
need to move on several pages, as Names with the letter M are spread over
|It has not been possible to force candidate names starting
with 'Mac' and 'Mc' to appear at the same point in the sort sequence.
|While a record appears for every candidate who has nominated
for an election, the process of distinguishing between different candidates
with the same names, and the same candidates with slightly different name
spellings, is still being undertaken. The site will be updated as further
research is undertaken.
|Unknown Genders on the Women Candidates page
|At this stage, the gender of a small number of candidates has
yet to be determined. The process has been made more difficult by a change to
legislation in the 1980s which meant full names no longer appeared
automatically on the ballot paper. This has led to a plethora of Pat's,
Chris's and other non-gender specific names appearing on the ballot.
the gender for candidates with non-Anglo Celtic names has also presented