Electoral district of Mudgee

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Mudgee was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales first created in 1859, partly replacing Wellington and Bligh and named after and including Mudgee. Following the abolition of Goldfields West in 1880, it elected three members simultaneously, with voters casting three votes and the three leading candidates being elected. In 1894 it was divided into the single-member electorates of Mudgee and Rylstone. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation it was absorbed into Wammerawa, along with Castlereagh and Liverpool Plains. Mudgee was recreated for the 1927 election. It was abolished in 1968 and replaced by Burrendong.[1]

Members for Mudgee

Single-member (1859–1880)
Member Party Term
  Lyttleton Bayley [2] None 1859–1859
  Samuel Terry [3] None 1859–1869
  Henry Stephen [4] None 1869–1871
  Henry Parkes [5] None 1872–1872
  Joseph Innes [6] None 1872–1873
  Joseph O'Connor [7] None 1873–1874
  Stephen Goold [8] None 1874–1876
  Richard Rouse [9] None 1876–1877
  John Robertson [10] None 1877–1878
  Richard Rouse [9] None 1879–1879
  David Buchanan [11] None 1879–1880
Three members (1880–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  David Buchanan [11] None 1880–1885   Samuel Terry [3] None 1880–1881   Hugo Louis Beyers [12] None 1880–1882
  John Robertson [10] None 1882–1886
    Adolphus Taylor [13] None 1882–1887
  Thomas Frederic Browne [14] None 1885–1887  
  William Wall [15] None 1886–1887
  Reginald Black [16] Free Trade 1887–1891   Protectionist 1887–1894   John Haynes [17] Free Trade 1887–1894
  Robert Jones [18] Independent Free Trade 1891–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Robert Jones [18] Free Trade 1894–1898
  Edwin Richards [19] Protectionist 1898–1901
  Progressive 1901–1907
  Robert Jones [18] Liberal Reform 1907–1910
  Bill Dunn [20] Labor 1910–1920
Single-member (1927–1968)
Member Party Term
  Bill Dunn [20] Labor 1927–1932
  David Spring [21] Country 1932–1935
  Bill Dunn [20] Labor 1935–1950
  Frederick Cooke [22] Country 1950–1953
  Leo Nott [23] Labor 1953–1968

Election results

Elections in the 1960s

1965

1965 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo Nott 8,115 50.6 −3.3
Liberal Richard Evans 4,509 28.1 +2.4
Country Emile Moufarrige 3,423 21.3 +3.0
Total formal votes 16,047 98.9 +0.4
Informal votes 184 1.1 −0.4
Turnout 16,231 96.0 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leo Nott 8,355 52.1 −3.5
Liberal Richard Evans 7,692 47.9 +3.5
Labor hold Swing −3.5

1962

1962 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo Nott 8,772 53.9 +4.6
Liberal Albert Cox 4,187 25.7 −0.6
Country Edward Punch 2,988 18.3 −3.9
Democratic Labor Edward Byrnes 334 2.1 −0.1
Total formal votes 16,281 98.5
Informal votes 247 1.5
Turnout 16,528 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leo Nott 9,048 55.6 +4.7
Liberal Albert Cox 7,233 44.4 −4.7
Labor hold Swing +4.7

Elections in the 1950s

1959

1959 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo Nott 7,929 49.3
Liberal Jack Ives 4,221 26.3
Country Norman Griffith 3,576 22.2
Democratic Labor Donald Bennett 347 2.2
Total formal votes 16,073 98.8
Informal votes 198 1.2
Turnout 16,271 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leo Nott 8,174 50.9
Liberal Jack Ives 7,899 49.1
Labor hold Swing

1956

1956 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo Nott 8,220 50.7 −2.3
Liberal Eric Hennessy 4,650 28.7 +28.7
Country Kenneth Masters 3,343 20.6 −26.4
Total formal votes 16,213 99.0 +0.6
Informal votes 160 1.0 −0.6
Turnout 16,373 94.2 −0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leo Nott 8,554 52.8 −0.2
Liberal Eric Hennessy 7,659 47.2 +0.2
Labor hold Swing −0.2

1953

1953 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo Nott 8,817 53.0
Country Frederick Cooke 7,818 47.0
Total formal votes 16,635 98.4
Informal votes 262 1.6
Turnout 16,897 95.0
Labor gain from Country Swing

1950

1950 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Breen 7,128 45.9
Country Frederick Cooke 4,381 28.2
Liberal Norman Horne 4,019 25.9
Total formal votes 15,528 98.9
Informal votes 175 1.1
Turnout 15,703 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Frederick Cooke 8,122 52.3
Labor John Breen 7,406 47.7
Country gain from Labor Swing

Elections in the 1940s

1947

1947 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 6,487 55.0 -8.0
Country Frederick Cooke 5,298 45.0 +45.0
Total formal votes 11,785 99.2 +1.1
Informal votes 96 0.8 -1.1
Turnout 11,881 95.5 +4.2
Labor hold Swing N/A

1944

1944 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 6,967 63.0 -6.4
Independent Frederick Cooke 3,304 29.9 -0.7
Independent Kevin Nott 788 7.1 +7.1
Total formal votes 11,059 98.1 -0.8
Informal votes 209 1.9 +0.8
Turnout 11,268 91.3 -2.9
Labor hold Swing N/A
  • Preferences were not distributed.

1941

1941 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 8,771 69.4
Independent Frederick Cooke 3,877 30.6
Total formal votes 12,648 98.9
Informal votes 143 1.1
Turnout 12,791 94.2
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

1938

1938 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 8,587 60.5 +7.8
Country Eric Pye 3,279 23.1 -24.2
Country Reginald Wilson 2,320 16.3 +16.3
Total formal votes 14,186 98.4 -1.0
Informal votes 229 1.6 +1.0
Turnout 14,415 96.4 -1.0
Labor hold Swing N/A
  • Preferences were not distributed.

1935

1935 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor (NSW) Bill Dunn 7,598 52.7 +5.5
Country David Spring 6,818 47.3 -5.2
Total formal votes 14,416 99.4 +0.3
Informal votes 91 0.6 -0.3
Turnout 14,507 97.4 +0.5
Labor (NSW) gain from Country Swing N/A

1932

1932 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country David Spring 6,956 52.5 +14.1
Labor (NSW) Bill Dunn 6,248 47.2 -13.8
Communist James Terry 43 0.3 -0.3
Total formal votes 13,247 99.1 0.0
Informal votes 114 0.9 0.0
Turnout 13,361 96.9 +0.9
Country gain from Labor (NSW) Swing N/A
  • David Spring was jointly endorsed by the UAP and Country Party. In parliament, he caucused with the Country party.

1930

1930 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 7,538 61.0
Country Gordon Wilkins 4,741 38.4
Communist Patrick Walsh 76 0.6
Total formal votes 12,355 99.1
Informal votes 109 0.9
Turnout 12,464 96.0
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

1927

1927 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 6,948 54.1
Country Gordon Wilkins 5,904 45.9
Total formal votes 12,852 99.4
Informal votes 79 0.6
Turnout 12,931 88.9
Labor win (new seat)

1920 - 1927

District abolished

Elections in the 1910s

1917

1917 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn unopposed
Labor hold Swing

1913

1913 New South Wales state election: Mudgee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 4,127 52.8
Liberal Reform Owen Gilbert 3,696 47.2
Total formal votes 7,823 97.7
Informal votes 182 2.3
Turnout 8,005 82.2
Labor hold Swing

1911 by-election

1911 Mudgee by-election [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 3,173 51.61 -1.64
Liberal Reform Owen Gilbert 2,975 48.39 +1.64
Total formal votes 6,148 100
Informal votes 0 0.00
Labor hold Swing -1.64

1910

1910 New South Wales state election: Mudgee[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Dunn 3,476 53.25
Liberal Reform Robert Jones 3,052 46.75
Total formal votes 6,528 98.95
Informal votes 69 1.05
Turnout 6,597 78.00
Labor gain from Liberal Reform Swing

Elections in the 1900s

1907


1904


1901


Elections in the 1890s

1898


1895


1894


1891


Elections in the 1880s

1889


1887 by-election

1887 Mudgee by-election [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Free Trade John Haynes 1,025 54.52
Protectionist John Carden 855 45.48
Total formal votes 1,880 100
Informal votes 0 0.00
Free Trade hold Swing  

1887


1886 by-election

1886 Mudgee by-election [27]
Candidate Votes %
William Wall unopposed  

1885


1883 by-election

1883 Mudgee by-election [28]
Candidate Votes %
Adolphus Taylor 1,289 66.65
John McElhone 645 33.35
Informal votes 0 0.00
Turnout 1,934 38.62

McElhone was re-elected at the by-election for Upper Hunter which was conducted on the same day,[29] with the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate reporting that McElhone had been nominated without his authority.[30]

1882


1882 by-election

1882 Mudgee by-election [31]
Candidate Votes %
John Robertson unopposed  

1880


Elections in the 1870s

1879 by-election

1879 Mudgee by-election [32]
Candidate Votes %
Richard Rouse 895 50.03
David Buchanan 894 49.97
Informal votes 0 0.00
Turnout 1,789 43.57

The Committee of Elections and Qualifications overturned the election of Rouse and declared that Buchanan was elected as the member for Mudgee. No reasons were published however The Sydney Morning Herald stated that it appeared that the majority of Mr Rouse was created by illegal voting.[33]

1877


1876 by-election

1876 Mudgee by-election [34]
Candidate Votes %
Richard Rouse 1,360 54.64
William Pigott 1,129 45.36
Informal votes 0 0.00
Turnout 2,489 48.95

1874-75


1873 by-election

1873 Mudgee by-election [35]
Candidate Votes %
Joseph O'Connor 1,618 39.95
Walter Church 995 24.57
Alfred O'Connor 881 21.75
John Scully 556 13.73
Informal votes 0 0.00
Turnout 4,050 45.81

1872


1872 by-election

1872 Mudgee by-election [36]
Candidate Votes %
Henry Parkes 848 64.58
Joseph O'Connor 465 35.42
Informal votes 0 0.00
Turnout 1,313 48.02

Elections in the 1860s

1869-70


1864-65


1860


Elections in the 1850s

1859 by-election

1859 Mudgee by-election [37]
Candidate Votes %
Samuel Terry 342 47.63
T H Sinden 376 52.37
Informal votes 0 0.00
Turnout 718 35.63

1859

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