Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1934

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1934 Australian federal election. The election was held on 15 September 1934.

By-elections, appointments and defections[edit]

By-elections and appointments[edit]

Defections[edit]

Redistributions and seat changes[edit]

Retiring Members and Senators[edit]

Labor[edit]

United Australia[edit]

Country[edit]

Independent[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 Labor candidate Coalition candidate Labor (NSW) candidate Other candidates
 
Barton United Australia Albert Willis Albert Lane (UAP) John Eldridge Pat Drew (CPA)
John Macara (SC)
Calare Country Reginald Phillips Lewis Nott (UAP)
Harold Thorby* (CP)
William Keast Ethel Arthur-Smith (SC)
Cook Labor Edward Riley Francis Donnan (UAP) Jock Garden Florence Cochrane (SC)
Tom Wright (CPA)
Cowper Country Earle Page (CP) William McCristal Hereward Kesteven (SC)
Dalley Labor (NSW) William Thompson William Nicol (UAP) Sol Rosevear Jervis Blackman (Ind Lab)
Henry Giles (SC)
James McPhee (CPA)
Darling Labor Arthur Blakeley Paul Goldenstedt (CP) Joe Clark Stuart Coombe (CPA)
East Sydney Labor (NSW) George Laughlan Arthur Butterell (UAP) Eddie Ward Bill McDougall (CPA)
Eden-Monaro United Australia Leo O'Sullivan John Perkins (UAP) Charles Johnston
Gwydir Country Arthur Griffith Aubrey Abbott (CP) Edward Cummins
Hume Country Gerald O'Sullivan Thomas Collins (CP) Essell Hoad
Hunter Labor (NSW) Thomas Ledsam Rowley James Henry Scanlon (CPA)
Lang Labor (NSW) Allan Howie Charles Robinson (UAP) Dan Mulcahy Colin Barclay-Smith (SC)
Rufus Naylor (Ind)
Macquarie United Australia Ben Chifley John Lawson (UAP) Tony Luchetti Jock Jamieson (CPA)
Edward Smythe (SC)
Martin United Australia John McCallum
Henry McDicken
William McCall (UAP) Charles Hankin William Stones (SC)
New England Country Patrick Cantwell (UAP)
Victor Thompson* (CP)
John O'Connor
Newcastle Labor David Watkins James Smith Sidney Bethune (CPA)
North Sydney United Australia Billy Hughes (UAP) Stan Taylor Vincent Kelly (SC)
Parkes United Australia Charles Marr (UAP) Leo Taylor Harold Bondeson (SC)
Parramatta United Australia John Keegan Frederick Stewart (UAP) John Garvan Howard Miscamble (SC)
Reid Labor (NSW) Albert Rowe William Moore (UAP) Joe Gander Harry Barnes (SC)
John Terry (CPA)
Richmond Country Jim Eggins (CP)
Robert Gibson (CP)
Roland Green* (CP)
Jim Fredericks
Riverina Country John Cusack Horace Nock (CP) Edward O'Neill
Robertson United Australia William Fleming (CP)
Sydney Gardner* (UAP)
Campbell Marshall (CP)
Gordon Cross
Warringah United Australia Archdale Parkhill (UAP) Bessie Frewin Robert Pearson (SC)
Watson United Australia William Murphy John Jennings (UAP) Joe Lamaro Vincent Murtagh (SC)
Wentworth United Australia Eric Harrison (UAP) James Ormonde Ralph Fretwell (SC)
Werriwa Country Thomas Lavelle Thomas Mutch (UAP) Bert Lazzarini Bill Blake (CPA)
West Sydney Labor (NSW) Clarrie Campbell Henry Wood (UAP) Jack Beasley Robert Brechin (CPA)
Frederick Taylor (SC)

Northern Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Communist candidate Independent candidate
 
Northern Territory Labor Harold Nelson Charles Priest Adair Blain

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
 
Brisbane Labor George Lawson Neil O'Sullivan (UAP) Bert Hurworth (CPA)
Patrick Madden (SC)
Capricornia Labor Frank Forde John O'Shanesy (UAP)
Darling Downs Independent Phil Alke Sir Littleton Groom (UAP)
Griffith Labor Frank Baker George Mocatta (UAP) Julius Streeter (SC)
Herbert Labor George Martens Ron Muir (UAP) Jack Henry (CPA)
Claude Vesperman (LL)
Kennedy Labor Darby Riordan Jim Clarke (UAP) Jim Slater (CPA)
Lilley United Australia Bert Turner Sir Donald Cameron (UAP) Clayton Keir (Ind SC)
Maranoa Country Duncan Watson James Hunter (CP) William Argaet (SC)
Moreton United Australia Jack Perrett Josiah Francis (UAP) William Worley (SC)
Wide Bay Country George Webb Bernard Corser (CP) Colin Hennessy (CPA)
Geoffrey Nichols (SC)

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
 
Adelaide United Australia Kenneth Bardolph Fred Stacey (UAP) Alec Bagot (Ind)
Frank Blake (Ind Lab)
Ernest Hergstrom (SC)
Arthur McArthur (Ind Lab)
Barker United Australia Cecil Skitch Archie Cameron (CP) John Maycock (SC)
Boothby United Australia David Fraser John Price* (UAP)
Keith Wilson (UAP)
Charles Barnard (Ind)
James Lumbers (Ind)
Norman Truscott (SC)
Grey United Australia Michael Murphy Philip McBride (UAP) Alfred Barns (Ind)
Hindmarsh Labor Norman Makin Charles Brock (SC)
Ernest Evans (Ind)
Tom Garland (CPA)
Wakefield United Australia Michael Smedley Charles Hawker (UAP) Will Duggan (SC)

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate UAP candidate Other candidates
 
Bass United Australia Claude Barnard Allan Guy George McElwee (Ind)
John Watson (Ind)
Darwin United Australia Edwin Brown George Bell
Denison United Australia Richard Darcey
John Lattin
Gerald Mahoney*
Walter Woods
Arthur Hutchin James Guthrie (SC)
Franklin United Australia Charles Frost Archibald Blacklow George Frankcombe (CP)
John Modridge (SC)
Wilmot United Australia Joseph Lyons Henry Bye (SC)
William Laird Smith (SC)

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava United Australia Michael Nolan Thomas White (UAP)
Ballaarat United Australia William McAdam Archibald Fisken (UAP) Fred Edmunds (Ind UAP)
Batman United Australia Frank Brennan Samuel Dennis (UAP)
Bendigo United Australia Richard Keane Eric Harrison (UAP)
Bourke Labor Maurice Blackburn Henry Stubbs (UAP) Robert McCrae (CPA)
Corangamite Country Arthur Haywood Gordon Bristow (ACP)
Gordon McGregor (ACP)
Geoffrey Street* (UAP)
Bevis Walters (Ind)
Corio United Australia John Dedman Richard Casey (UAP) William Morrison (CPA)
Echuca Country William Hartshorne John McEwen* (UCP)
William Moss (ACP)
Galloway Stewart (ACP)
Fawkner United Australia William Smith George Maxwell (UAP) Frederick Paice (SC)
Flinders United Australia Joseph Hannan James Fairbairn* (UAP)
William Fullerton (CP)
Ralph Gibson (CPA)
Gippsland Country Reg Pollard Thomas Paterson (ACP)
Henty United Australia William Turner Sir Henry Gullett (UAP) Alexander Steele (Ind Nat)
Lockhart Stewart (SC)
Indi United Australia Paul Jones Vernon Davies (UCP)
William Hutchinson* (UAP)
Kooyong United Australia Maurice Kelly Robert Menzies (UAP) Leslie Hollins (SC)
Maribyrnong United Australia Arthur Drakeford James Fenton (UAP) Alexander Amess (SC)
Jack Blake (CPA)
Melbourne Labor William Maloney Francis Nelson (UAP)
Melbourne Ports Labor Jack Holloway James Laurence (UAP) William Clarke (Soc)
Wannon United Australia Don McLeod Henry Bailey (UCP)
Thomas Scholfield* (UAP)
Wimmera Country Hugh McClelland* (ACP)
William Morgan (UAP)
Les Simpson (UCP)
Gordon Anderson (STL)
Yarra Labor James Scullin Harold Holt (UAP) Ernie Thornton (CPA)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
 
Forrest Country Edwin Davies Cecil Elsegood (CP)
John Prowse* (CP)
Harry Squance (SC)
Fremantle United Australia John Curtin Florence Cardell-Oliver (UAP) William Buchan (SC)
Kalgoorlie Labor Albert Green
Perth United Australia Herb Graham Walter Nairn (UAP) Carlyle Ferguson (Ind Lib)
Tom Hartrey (WA Nat)
Swan Country Frederick Law Henry Gregory (CP)

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 Labor Party was defending three seats (although Senators Dunn and Rae had joined the Lang Labor breakaway). United Australia Party Senators Charles Cox and Sir Walter Massy-Greene and Country Party Senator Charles Hardy were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates NSW Labor candidates Social Credit candidates Other candidates
 
Gordon Anderson
John Dooley
Alex Hogan
Mac Abbott* (CP)
Lionel Courtenay* (UAP)
Dick Dein* (UAP)
James Dunn
Patrick Mooney
Arthur Rae
Stanley Allen
Lillie Beirne
John White
Lance Sharkey (CPA)

Queensland[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The United Australia Party was defending three seats. Labor Senators Gordon Brown, Joe Collings and John MacDonald were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates Social Credit candidates Other candidates
 
Frank Byrne
Robert Carroll
Lewis McDonald
Walter Cooper* (CP)
Thomas Crawford* (UAP)
Harry Foll* (UAP)
John Harding
William Hartley
Joanna Helbach
Theo Kissick (Ind Lab)
Fred Paterson (CPA)
Sydney Williams (LL)

South Australia[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats. United Australia Party Senators Jack Duncan-Hughes and Alexander McLachlan and Country Party Senator Oliver Badman were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates UAP candidates Other candidates
 
Edgar Dawes
Bert Hoare
Mick O'Halloran
James McLachlan*
George McLeay*
Oliver Uppill*
Ted Moyle (CPA)

Tasmania[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The United Australia Party was defending three seats. Note that, apart from Group A, all candidates appeared in the ungrouped column. United Australia Party Senators John Millen, Herbert Payne and Burford Sampson were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates UAP candidates Group A candidates Other candidates
 
Eric Howroyd
Henry Lane
John Palamountain
Basil Plummer
Andrew Cooper
Charles Grant*
John Hayes*
Herbert Hays*
William Judd
Henry McFie
Percy Best
Stephen Broad
Alfred Seabrook
William Daft (CPA)

Victoria[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The United Australia Party-Country Party Coalition was defending two seats. The Labor Party was defending one seat. United Australia Party Senators Tom Brennan, James Guthrie and William Plain were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates Other candidates
 
John Barnes
Charlie Crofts
Parker Moloney
Charles Brand* (UAP)
William Gibson* (CP)
John Leckie* (UAP)
Robert Elliott (Ind)
Gerry O'Day (CPA)

Western Australia[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The United Australia Party-Country Party Coalition was defending three seats. United Australia Party Senators Patrick Lynch and Sir George Pearce and Country Party Senator William Carroll were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates Social Credit candidates Other candidates
 
Reginald Bourke
Louis Greive
Edward Holman
Herbert Collett* (UAP)
Bertie Johnston* (CP)
Allan MacDonald* (UAP)
John Clements
Ormond Cook
Alfred Jacobs
Richard Fitzgerald (Nat. Sec.)
Bill Mountjoy (CPA)
Edwin Murphy (Ind)
Oliver Strang (Nat. Sec.)

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