Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1901

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1901 Australian federal election. The election was held on 29/30 March 1901.

House of Representatives[edit]

Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk (*) is also used.

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Protectionist candidate Free Trade candidate Labour candidate Other candidates
 
Barrier Josiah Thomas Benjamin Long (Ind)
Bland William Lucas Chris Watson Patrick Heffernan (Ind Prot)
Canobolas Bernhard Wise Thomas Brown Thomas Dalveen (Ind Prot)
William Melville (Ind Prot)
Cowper Francis Clarke Robert Davidson Hugh McKinnon (Ind Prot)
Dalley Reginald Cohen William Wilks Sydney Law
Darling Patrick Quinn Thomas Bertram William Spence
East Sydney George Reid John Cleary (Ind Prot)
Harry Foran (Ind Prot)
James Toomey (Ind)
Eden-Monaro Austin Chapman*
William Wood
Gwydir George Cruickshank Edward Foxall William Webster William Buchanan (Ind FT)
Hume Sir William Lyne William Goddard
Hunter Edmund Barton
Illawarra Alexander Hay George Fuller Andrew Lysaght (Ind Prot)
Lang James Edwards Francis McLean James Watson James Mitchell (Ind Prot)
Macquarie William Ferguson Sydney Smith
Newcastle Owen Gilbert David Watkins John Bailey (Ind Lab)
New England William Sawers Edmund Lonsdale George Simpson (Ind FT)
North Sydney Dugald Thomson Edward Clark (Ind FT)
Parkes Robert Thomson Bruce Smith George Burns (Ind Lab)
Parramatta William Sandford Joseph Cook
Richmond Thomas Ewing Robert Pyers (Ind Prot)
Riverina John Chanter James Ashton
Robertson John FitzGerald Henry Willis
South Sydney George Edwards James McGowen Henry Hoyle (Ind Prot)
Wentworth John Gannon Sir William McMillan
Werriwa Thomas Rose Alfred Conroy
West Sydney James Beer Billy Hughes James Hanrahan (Ind Prot)

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Protectionist[1] candidate Free Trade[2] candidate Labour candidate Other candidates
 
Brisbane Charles Hardie Buzacott
Thomas Macdonald-Paterson*
Daniel Guilfoyle
Capricornia Wallace Nelson Alexander Paterson (Ind FT)
Darling Downs William Henry Groom*
Horace Ransome
Herbert William Brown Fred Bamford
Kennedy Maurice Barnett Charles McDonald
Maranoa George Bunning Jim Page
Moreton Anthony Darvall
William Kellett
William Ryott Maughan
Edward Kretschmer (Ind)
Robert Neilson (Ind)
James Wilkinson* (Ind Lab)
Oxley Richard Edwards Harry Turley
Wide Bay John Annear Andrew Fisher

^ There was no Protectionist organisation in Queensland. Elected candidates joined the Protectionists in Parliament.
^ There was no Free Trade organisation in Queensland.

South Australia[edit]

Note that South Australia was constituted as one seven-member division, with each elector casting seven votes.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Labour candidates Independent candidates
 
Sir Langdon Bonython*
Robert Caldwell
John Cooke
Charles Kingston*
John O'Connell
George Wyld
Henry Baker
Paddy Glynn*
Frederick Holder*
Alexander Poynton*
Vaiben Solomon*
Crawford Vaughan
Thomas Webb
Richard Wood
Lee Batchelor*
Thomas Price
George Mitchell

Tasmania[edit]

Note that Tasmania was constituted as one five-member division, with each elector casting one vote.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Independent candidates
 
Charles Fenton
Sir Philip Fysh*
King O'Malley*[3]
James Whitelaw
Sir Edward Braddon*
Norman Cameron*
William Hartnoll
Frederick Piesse*
David Blanshard

^ There was no Labour organisation in Tasmania; O'Malley joined the Labour Caucus when Parliament sat.

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Protectionist candidate Free Trade candidate Labour candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava Sir George Turner
Ballaarat Alfred Deakin Richard Vale (Ind Prot)
Bendigo Sir John Quick
Bourke James Hume Cook Frederick Hickford Martin Hannah James Mirams (Ind Prot)
James Rose (Ind Prot)
Corangamite Chester Manifold John Woods (Ind Prot)
Corinella James McCay Nicholas Fitzgerald
Corio Richard Crouch James Boyd Jonas Levien (Ind Prot)
Angus McNaughton (Ind Prot)
Echuca James McColl Max Hirsch
Flinders Louis Smith Arthur Groom Alfred Downward (Ind Prot)
Gippsland Allan McLean
Grampians Alfred Rinder Thomas Skene Holford Wettenhall (Ind Prot)
Indi Isaac Isaacs Thomas Ashworth
Kooyong Theodore Fink William Knox John Rogers (Ind Prot)
Laanecoorie Carty Salmon Walter Grose (Ind Prot)
Melbourne Sir Malcolm McEacharn William Maloney
Melbourne Ports Samuel Mauger
Mernda Robert Harper Thomas Hunt (Ind Prot)
Sydney Stott (Ind Prot)
Moira Thomas Kennedy John West
Northern Melbourne Robert Barr H. B. Higgins* (Ind Prot)
Isaac Selby (Ind Prot)
Southern Melbourne Donald McArthur Alexander Sutherland James Ronald David Gaunson (Ind Prot)
Wannon Louis Horwitz Samuel Cooke Leo Cussen (Ind FT)
Wimmera Pharez Phillips William Irvine Henry Williams (Ind FT)
Yarra William Wilson Frank Tudor John Gahan (Ind Prot)
Patrick O'Connor (Ind Prot)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Protectionist candidate Free Trade candidate Labour candidate Other candidates
 
Coolgardie John Archibald Hugh Mahon
Fremantle Elias Solomon Tom O'Beirne William Adcock (Ind FT)
Charles Jones (Ind FT)
Kalgoorlie John Kirwan John Marquis Hopkins (Ind FT)
Perth Michael Cavanagh James Fowler
Swan Sir John Forrest

Senate[edit]

Tickets that elected at least one Senator are highlighted in the relevant colour. Successful candidates are identified by an asterisk (*).

New South Wales[edit]

Six seats were up for election.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Labour candidates Other candidates
 
Mark Hammond
John Kidd
James Mackay
Sir William Manning
Richard O'Connor*
George Waddell
Albert Gould*
John Gray
Edward Millen*
John Neild*
Edward Pulsford*
James Walker*
Donald Macdonell
Samuel Smith
Francis Abigail (Ind FT)
Andrew Armstrong (Ind FT)
John Blake (Ind)
Francis Brown (Ind)
Richard Colonna-Close (Ind Prot)
John Cook (Ind)
Francis Cotton (Ind FT)
George Cox (Ind FT)
Thomas Edwards (Ind)
David Fealy (Ind Prot)
William Flynn (Ind)
David Gash (Ind)
Eden George (Ind Prot)
William Gocher (Ind)
John Griffin (Ind FT)
Harry Holland (Ind Soc)
Harry Lassetter (Ind FT)
Patrick Lynch (Ind Prot)
Richard Meagher (Ind Prot)
Thomas Melling (Ind Soc)
James Moriarty (Ind FT)
James Moroney (Ind Soc)
James Morrish (Ind Soc)
John Neill (Ind Soc)
John Norton (Ind Prot)
Denis O'Sullivan (Ind)
Walter Quinn (Ind Prot)
William Read (Ind Prot)
William Richardson (Ind Prot)
Sam Rosa (Ind FT)
Charles Royle (Ind FT)
William Shipway (Ind FT)
Edward Terry (Ind FT)
Lindsay Thompson (Ind FT)
Andrew Thomson (Ind Soc)
Harrie Wood (Ind Prot)

Queensland[edit]

Six seats were up for election.

Protectionist[4] candidates Free Trade[5] candidates Labour candidates Independent candidates
 
John Bartholomew
Charles Hardie Buzacott
Alfred Cowley
James Drake*
Thomas Glassey*
John Hamilton
Thomas Murray-Prior
Edmund Plant
David Seymour
Andrew Thynne
Joseph Ahearne
John Ferguson*
Anderson Dawson*
William Higgs*
James Stewart*
John Hoolan

^ There was no Protectionist organisation in Queensland. Glassey and Drake, when elected, sat with the Protectionists in Parliament.
^ There was no Free Trade organisation in Queensland. Ferguson, when elected, sat with the Free Traders in Parliament.

South Australia[edit]

Six seats were up for election.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Labour candidates
 
Thomas Burgoyne
Sir John Downer*
Andrew Kirkpatrick
Thomas Playford*
Arthur Addison
Sir Richard Baker*
David Charleston*
William Copley
Sir Josiah Symon*
Gregor McGregor*
James O'Loghlin

Tasmania[edit]

Six seats were up for election.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Independent candidates
 
Cyril Cameron*
John Keating*
William Moore
David O'Keefe*[6]
Jonathan Best
John Clemons*
Henry Dobson*
James Macfarlane*
Henry Murray
Robert Patterson
Arthur Morrisby (Ind FT)
Alfred Page (Ind FT)
Don Urquhart (Ind FT)
James Waldron (Ind FT)
Joseph Woollnough (Ind FT)

^ O'Keefe joined the Labour Party when Parliament sat (there was no Labour organisation in Tasmania).

Victoria[edit]

Six seats were up for election. Fraser and Zeal sat as Protectionists once elected.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Labour candidates Independent candidates
 
Robert Best*
John Dow
William Kelly
James Styles*
William Watt
John Duffy
William Moule
James Purves
Robert Reid
Sir Frederick Sargood*
John Wallace
Stephen Barker
John Barrett*
Alfred Hampson
Richard Baker (Ind Prot)
Simon Fraser* (Ind Prot)
Charles Sargeant (Ind Prot)
George Wise (Ind Prot)
Sir William Zeal* (Ind Prot)

Western Australia[edit]

Six seats were up for election.

Protectionist candidates Free Trade candidates Labour candidates Independent candidates
 
Joseph Charles
John Phair
Norman Ewing*
Edward Harney*
Alexander Matheson*
Staniforth Smith*
Joseph Thomson
Louis Wolff
Hugh de Largie*
George Pearce*
Julius Bowen (Ind FT)
Henry Ellis (Ind FT)
Richard Gell (Ind FT)
Henry Saunders (Ind FT)
Walter Phillips (Ind FT)
Horace Stirling (Ind FT)

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