Candidates of the New South Wales state election, 1947

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This is a list of candidates of the 1947 New South Wales state election. The election was held on 3 May 1947.

Retiring Members[edit]

William McKell (Labor, Redfern) resigned in February 1947; no by-election was held due to the proximity of the election.


Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
Albury Labor John Hurley Doug Padman (Lib-CP)
Annandale Labor Bob Gorman George Stanley (LL)
Armidale Country Francis Harvison David Drummond (CP)
Ashburnham Labor Edgar Dring Holman Cockram (Lib)
Hilton Elliott (CP)
Ashfield Liberal William Peters Athol Richardson (Lib)
Auburn Lang Labor Frank Peffer Alexander Kerr (Ind)
James Lang* (LL)
Stanley Roy (CPA)
Balmain Labor Mary Quirk Eddington Sherwood (Lib) Malinda Ivey (Ind)
Stan Moran (CPA)
Ronald Sarina (Ind)
Bankstown Labor James McGirr John Byrne (Lib) Ernest Callaghan (LL)
George Durrance (Ind)
Barwon Labor Roy Heferen Geoff Crawford (CP)
Ernest Ellis (CP)
Bathurst Labor Gus Kelly Walter L'Estrange (Lib)
Blacktown Labor John Freeman Francis Izon (Lib) Ian Grant (LL)
Frederick Wingrave (CPA)
Bondi Labor Abe Landa William McNally (Lib) Bessie Frewin (LL)
Botany Labor Bob Heffron
Bulli Labor Laurie Kelly Hector MacKay (Ind Lab)
John Martin (CPA)
Burwood Liberal George Russell Gordon Jackett (Lib)
Byron Country Stanley Stephens (CP) Christopher Grant (Ind)
Canterbury Labor Arthur Tonge John Paget (Lib)
Casino Country Harold Edwards John Reid (CP)
Castlereagh Labor Jack Renshaw Richard Powell (CP)
Cessnock Labor Jack Baddeley Charles Evans (CPA)
William May (Ind Lab)
Clarence Country Cecil Wingfield (CP)
Cobar Labor Mat Davidson
Concord Labor Bill Carlton Brice Mutton (Lib)
Coogee Labor Lou Cunningham Kevin Ellis (Lib)
Cook's River Labor Joseph Cahill John Hamilton (LL)
Corowa Country James Adam Ebenezer Kendell (CP)
Croydon Liberal Clive Leroy David Hunter (Lib)
Drummoyne Labor Robert Greig Robert Dewley (Lib)
Dubbo Labor Clarrie Robertson Clarence Cook (Lib)
Thelma Harvey (CP)
Dulwich Hill Labor George Weir John Adamson (Lib)
Georges River Labor Arthur Williams Ray Watson (Lib)
Gloucester Independent Alan Borthwick (Lib)
Donald Mackay (CP)
James Bogan (Ind)
Edwin Dark (Ind)
Ray Fitzgerald* (Ind)
Gordon Liberal Harry Turner (Lib) James O'Toole (Ind)
Goulburn Labor Laurie Tully William Bladwell (Lib-CP)
Granville Labor Bill Lamb Frederick Cruse (LL)
Hamilton Labor Joshua Arthur Oscar Newton (Lib) William Lambert (LL)
Harold Scott-Daisley (Ind)
Hartley Labor Hamilton Knight John King (CPA)
Hawkesbury Labor Frank Finnan Bernie Deane (Lib)
Edward Mann (CP)
Hornsby Independent George Manuel Jeffrey Blaxland (Lib)
Sydney Storey* (Lib)
Charles Somerville (Ind)
Hurstville Labor Clive Evatt Leslie Webster (Lib)
Illawarra Labor Howard Fowles Arthur Butfield (CP)
Neville Carey (Lib)
King Labor Daniel Clyne Roberta Galagher (Lib) Horace Foley (LL)
Frederick Haimes (CPA)
Kogarah Labor William Currey George Evans (Lib)
Kurri Kurri Labor George Booth Robert Chapman (CPA)
Lachlan Labor John Chanter Daniel Clifton (Lib)
Robert Medcalf* (CP)
Madge Roberts (Ind)
Lakemba Labor Fred Stanley William Dowe (Ind)
Adam Ogston (CPA)
Harry Robson (Ind)
Lane Cove Labor Henry Woodward Ken McCaw (Lib) Leslie Greenfield (CPA)
Leichhardt Labor Claude Matthews
Lismore Country William Frith (CP) Frederick Stoker (Ind)
Liverpool Plains Labor Roger Nott Cleve Slacksmith (CP)
Maitland Liberal Walter O'Hearn Walter Howarth (Lib)
Manly Liberal Cedric Cahill Douglas Darby (Lib)
Marrickville Labor Carlo Lazzarini William McCristal (Ind)
Monaro Labor John Seiffert William Bruce (Lib)
Mosman Independent Pat Morton (Lib) Donald Macdonald (Ind)
Mudgee Labor Bill Dunn Frederick Cooke (CP)
Murray Country James Flood Joe Lawson (CP)
Murrumbidgee Labor George Enticknap John Thorne (CP)
Namoi Labor Raymond Hamilton Malcolm Heath (CP)
Nepean Independent Earle Cameron Joseph Jackson (Lib)
Neutral Bay Liberal Ivan Black (Lib) Jack Prior (Ind)
Newcastle Labor Frank Hawkins Trebor Edmunds (Lib)
Newtown Lang Labor Arthur Greenup Freda Brown (CPA)
Lilian Fowler* (LL)
North Sydney Labor James Geraghty William Travers (Lib) Bill Wood (CPA)
Orange Labor Bob O'Halloran Charles Cutler (CP)
Thomas Whiteley (Lib)
Oxley Independent Les Jordan (CP)
Paddington Labor Maurice O'Sullivan Owen Cahill (LL)
Jonno Hodgson (PLP)
Phyllis Johnson (CPA)
Parramatta Liberal William Browne George Gollan (Lib) Charles Brown (Ind)
Phillip Labor Tom Shannon Henry Dixon (Ind)
Michael Moore (LL)
Thomas Payne (CPA)
Raleigh Country Roy Vincent (CP) Millicent Christian (Ind Lab)
Randwick Labor William Gollan Thomas Murphy (Lib)
Redfern Labor George Noble Frederick Fairbrother (PLP)
Jack Miles (CPA)
Edward Waters (LL)
Rockdale Labor John McGrath George McGuire (Lib)
Ryde Liberal Eric Hearnshaw (Lib) Robert O'Neile (Ind)
South Coast Independent Richard Bush (Lib) Jack Beale (Ind)
Sturt Labor William Wattison
Tamworth Independent Cyril Cahill Bill Chaffey (CP)
Temora Country Percy Lucas Doug Dickson (CP)
Tenterfield Country Michael Bruxner (CP)
Upper Hunter Country John Speers D'Arcy Rose (CP)
Vaucluse Liberal Murray Robson Frank Browne (Ind Lib)
Wagga Wagga Labor Eddie Graham Ernest Wenke (CP)
Waratah Labor Robert Cameron Stan Deacon (Ind)
Waverley Labor Clarrie Martin Thomas Fairbairn (Lib)
Willoughby Liberal John McHugh George Brain (Lib)
Wollondilly Liberal James Walsh Jeff Bate (Lib)
Wollongong-Kembla Labor Billy Davies
Woollahra Liberal John Neale Vernon Treatt (Lib)
Yass Labor Bill Sheahan Noel Barber (Lib)
John MacKay (CP)
John Cusack (Ind)
Young Labor Fred Cahill John Collins (CP)
Percy Richardson (Lib)

See also[edit]