Results of the 1877 New South Wales colonial election

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Colonial election for New South Wales, Australia in 1877

New South Wales colonial election, 24 October – 12 November 1877 [1]
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Enrolled voters
Votes cast 98,503 Turnout 48.31 +1.10
Informal votes 680 Informal 1.01 −0.19
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
Total 98,503     73  

The 1877 New South Wales colonial election was for 73 members representing 61 electoral districts. The election was conducted on the basis of a simple majority or first-past-the-post voting system. In this election there were 8 multi-member districts returning 20 members and 53 single member districts. In the multi-member districts each elector could vote for as many candidates as there were vacancies. 17 districts were uncontested. There was no recognisable party structure at this election.[1]

There were four districts that did not have a residential or property qualification, Goldfields North (1,200), Goldfields South (1,500), Goldfields West (10,000) and University of Sydney (158). The average number of enrolled voters per seat in the other districts was 2,342 ranging from The Paterson (556) to The Bogan (7,401).[2] The electoral boundaries were established under the Electoral Act 1858 (NSW).[3][4]

Election results[edit]

Argyle[edit]

Balranald[edit]

Bathurst[edit]

The Bogan[edit]

Braidwood[edit]

Camden[edit]

Canterbury[edit]

Carcoar[edit]

The Clarence[edit]

Central Cumberland[edit]

The other sitting member William Long successfully contested Parramatta.[15]

East Macquarie[edit]

East Maitland[edit]

East Sydney[edit]

1877 New South Wales colonial election: East Sydney
Wednesday 24 October [18]
Candidate Votes %
John Macintosh (re-elected 1) 4,112 19.0
John Davies (re-elected 2) 3,761 17.4
James Greenwood (elected 3) 3,493 16.1
Alexander Stuart (re-elected 4) 2,930 13.5
Sir Henry Parkes (defeated) 2,843 13.1
Sedgwick Cowper 1,335 6.2
Francis Dixon 1,302 6.0
Isaac Josephson 1,029 4.8
Ninian Melville 540 2.5
Josiah Mason 173 0.8
William Cover 77 0.4
George Perry 60 0.3
Total formal votes 21,655 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 7,156 54.1

Eden[edit]

The Glebe[edit]

Goldfields South[edit]

Goldfields West[edit]

Goldfields North[edit]

Goulburn[edit]

The Gwydir[edit]

Hartley[edit]

The Hastings[edit]

The Hawkesbury[edit]

The Hume[edit]

The Hunter[edit]

Illawarra[edit]

Kiama[edit]

The Lachlan[edit]

Liverpool Plains[edit]

The Lower Hunter[edit]

Monara[edit]

Morpeth[edit]

Mudgee[edit]

The Murray[edit]

The Murrumbidgee[edit]

Narellan[edit]

The Nepean[edit]

The sitting member was Patrick Shepherd who did not contest the election. John Smith was the sitting member for Wellington.

New England[edit]

Newcastle[edit]

Newtown[edit]

Northumberland[edit]

Orange[edit]

Paddington[edit]

Parramatta[edit]

The other sitting member Charles Byrnes did not contest the election. William Long was the member for Central Cumberland.[15]

The Paterson[edit]

Patrick’s Plains[edit]

Queanbeyan[edit]

Shoalhaven[edit]

St Leonards[edit]

Tenterfield[edit]

The Tumut[edit]

University of Sydney[edit]

The Upper Hunter[edit]

Wellington[edit]

The sitting member was John Smith who unsuccessfully contested Nepean.

West Macquarie[edit]

West Maitland[edit]

West Sydney[edit]

1877 New South Wales colonial election: West Sydney
Thursday 25 October [61]
Candidate Votes %
James Merriman (elected 1) 2,929 15.9
Angus Cameron (re-elected 2) 2,373 12.9
Daniel O’Connor (elected 3) 2,249 12.2
John Harris (elected 4) 2,117 11.5
Henry Dangar (defeated) 2,010 10.9
Sir John Robertson (defeated) 1,892 10.3
Thomas White 1,602 8.7
George Dibbs (defeated) 1,394 7.6
Jacob Garrard 675 3.7
Benjamin Palmer 627 3.4
Joseph O’Connor 404 2.2
Archibald Hamilton 111 0.6
Henry Fisher 74 0.4
Total formal votes 18,457 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 6,542 64.8

The Williams[edit]

William Johnston had won the seat at the 1877 by-election. John Booth was one of the sitting members for East Macquarie.

Windsor[edit]

Wollombi[edit]

Yass Plains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Electoral Act 1858 (NSW).
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  6. ^ Green, Antony. “1877 Balranald”. New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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  42. ^ Green, Antony. “1877 Nepean”. New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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  44. ^ Green, Antony. “1877 Newcastle”. New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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