Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1906

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1906 Australian federal election. The election was held on 12 December 1906.

By-elections, appointments and defections[edit]

By-elections and appointments[edit]

Defections[edit]

Redistributions and seat changes[edit]

Retiring Members and Senators[edit]

Protectionist[edit]

Free Trade[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Sitting members at the time of the election are shown in bold text. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk (*) is also used.

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Held by Protectionist candidate Anti-Socialist candidate Labour candidate Other candidates
 
Barrier Labour George Marshall Josiah Thomas
Calare Labour John Fitzpatrick Thomas Brown
Cook Unknown John Hindle James Catts
Cowper Anti-Socialist John Thomson Henry Lee John O'Brien Eugene Rudder (Ind)
Dalley Anti-Socialist William Wilks Robert Howe
Darling Labour Denis Acton William Spence
East Sydney Anti-Socialist George Reid John West
Eden-Monaro Protectionist Austin Chapman John Longmuir
Gwydir Labour Thomas Cunningham William Webster
Hume Protectionist Sir William Lyne James Gibb
Hunter Anti-Socialist Frank Liddell William Kearsley
Illawarra Anti-Socialist George Fuller George Holt
Lang Anti-Socialist Elliot Johnson Edward Bennetts
Macquarie Anti-Socialist Sydney Smith Ernest Carr
Nepean Unknown Eric Bowden Charles Dyer Thomas Taylor (Ind AS)
Newcastle Labour John Hawthorne David Watkins
New England Anti-Socialist Edmund Lonsdale Francis Foster
North Sydney Anti-Socialist Dugald Thomson
Parkes Anti-Socialist Bruce Smith Hampton Slatyer (Ind AS)
Parramatta Anti-Socialist Joseph Cook
Richmond Protectionist Thomas Ewing John Sutton
Riverina Protectionist John Chanter John Jackson
Robertson Anti-Socialist Henry Willis William Johnson
South Sydney Anti-Socialist Sir James Graham Chris Watson
Wentworth Anti-Socialist Willie Kelly William Duncan
Werriwa Anti-Socialist Alfred Conroy David Hall
West Sydney Labour James Burns Billy Hughes

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Protectionist candidate Anti-Socialist candidate Labour candidate
 
Brisbane Labour Justin Foxton Millice Culpin
Capricornia Labour Edward Archer David Thomson
Darling Downs Protectionist Littleton Groom Horace Ransome
Herbert Labour Walter Tunbridge Fred Bamford
Kennedy Labour Frederick Johnson Charles McDonald
Maranoa Labour Joseph Little Jim Page
Moreton Independent Hugh Sinclair James Wilkinson
Oxley Protectionist Richard Edwards Alfred Merry
Wide Bay Labour Jasper Harvey Andrew Fisher

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Protectionist candidate Anti-Socialist candidate Labour candidate Independent candidate(s)
 
Adelaide Protectionist Charles Kingston
Angas Anti-Socialist Paddy Glynn Alexander Dey
Barker Protectionist John Livingston Roland Campbell
Boothby Labour Lee Batchelor
Grey Anti-Socialist Alexander Poynton
Hindmarsh Labour James Hutchison
Wakefield Independent John Vaughan Sir Frederick Holder

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Protectionist candidate Anti-Socialist candidate Labour candidate Other candidates
 
Bass Protectionist David Storrer William Oldham
Darwin Labour William Lamerton King O'Malley Henry Bannister (Ind AS)
Denison Protectionist Sir Philip Fysh George Burns William Brown (Ind Prot)
Franklin Revenue Tariff William McWilliams
Wilmot Anti-Socialist Charles Fenton Llewellyn Atkinson Thomas Wilson Norman Cameron (Ind AS)

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Protectionist candidate Anti-Socialist candidate Labour candidate Independent candidate(s)
 
Balaclava Protectionist Edward Roberts Alfred Hampson Joseph Hewison (Ind AS)
Agar Wynne* (Ind Prot)
Ballaarat Protectionist Alfred Deakin James Scullin
Batman Unknown Jabez Coon Robert Solly Samuel Painter (Ind Lab)
Roy Vernon (Ind Lab)
Bendigo Protectionist Thomas Glass Sir John Quick (Ind Prot)
Bourke Protectionist James Hume Cook Joseph Molden Randolph Bedford
Corangamite Anti-Socialist Desmond Dunne Gratton Wilson Thomas Carey
Corio Protectionist Richard Crouch James McCay
Echuca Protectionist Thomas Kennedy Albert Palmer
Fawkner Unknown John Miller Thomas Smith George Fairbairn (Ind Prot)
Flinders Anti-Socialist Arthur Nichols William Irvine
Gippsland Protectionist George Wise Allan McLean
Grampians Anti-Socialist Hans Irvine Edward Grayndler
Indi Protectionist Thomas McInerney Joseph Brown Daniel Turnbull
Kooyong Anti-Socialist Robert Barbour William Knox Edward Hodges
Laanecoorie Protectionist Carty Salmon Walter Grose William Rowe
Maribyrnong Unknown Samuel Mauger Clement Davidson
Melbourne Labour William Maloney William Lormer (Ind Prot)
Melbourne Ports Protectionist Edward Watts James Mathews Cyril James (Ind AS)
James Ronald (Ind Lab)
Mernda Protectionist Robert Harper John Leckie James Kenneally Richard O'Neill (Ind Prot)
Wannon Anti-Socialist Arthur Robinson John McDougall
Wimmera Protectionist Richard Taffe Herman Brauer (Ind Prot)
Max Hirsch (Ind AS)
William Leslie (Ind AS)
Sydney Sampson* (Ind Prot)
Yarra Labour Frank Tudor George Roberts (Ind Lab)
Richard Vale (Ind Prot)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labour candidate WAP candidate
 
Coolgardie Labour Hugh Mahon John Archibald
Fremantle Labour William Carpenter William Hedges
Kalgoorlie Labour Charles Frazer William Burton
Perth Labour James Fowler Edward Thurstan
Swan Protectionist Peter O'Loghlen Sir John Forrest

Senate[edit]

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

New South Wales[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Anti-Socialist Party was defending three seats. Anti-Socialist Senators John Gray, John Neild and Edward Pulsford were not up for re-election.

Anti-Socialist candidates Labour candidates Socialist candidates
 
Albert Gould*
Edward Millen*
James Walker*
George Clark
Allan McDougall
Greg McGirr
Tom Batho
James Moroney
John Willcox

Queensland[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Protectionist Party had held one seat. The Labour Party was defending two seats. Labour Senators Thomas Givens, James Stewart and Harry Turley were not up for re-election.

Anti-Socialist candidates Labour candidates Other candidates
 
Thomas Chataway*
Robert Sayers*
Anthony St Ledger*
James Griffith
William Higgs
Jens Lundager
Anderson Dawson (Ind Lab)

South Australia[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Protectionist Party was defending one seat. The Anti-Socialist Party was defending two seats. Labour Senators Robert Guthrie, Gregor McGregor and William Story were not up for re-election.

Protectionist candidates Anti-Socialist candidates Labour candidates
 
Thomas Playford David Charleston
Sir Josiah Symon*
Joseph Vardon*
Reginald Blundell
Dugald Crosby
William Russell*

Tasmania[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Protectionist Party was defending one seat. The Anti-Socialist Party was defending one seat. The Labour Party was defending one seat. Protectionist Senator Edward Mulcahy and Anti-Socialist Senators Henry Dobson and James Macfarlane were not up for re-election.

Protectionist candidates Anti-Socialist candidates Labour candidates
 
John Keating* Cyril Cameron*
John Clemons*
Norman Ewing
James Guy
David O'Keefe

Victoria[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Protectionist Party was defending three seats. Protectionist Senators Robert Best and James Styles and Labour Senator Edward Findley were not up for re-election.

Protectionist candidates Anti-Socialist candidates Labour candidates
 
Charles Atkins
Alexander Ramsay
James Styles
Simon Fraser*
James McColl*
Thomas Skene
Stephen Barker
Edward Russell*
Tom Tunnecliffe

Western Australia[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Anti-Socialist Party had held two seats. The Labour Party was defending one seat. Labour Senators John Croft, Hugh de Largie and George Henderson were not up for re-election.

Labour candidates WAP candidates
 
Patrick Lynch*
Ted Needham*
George Pearce*
Charles Clarke
Henry Mills
Edward Wittenoom

See also[edit]

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