Peter Maurice King
King won preselection to contest the safe Country Party seat of Oxley upon the resignation of long-time MLA Bruce Cowan, who had resigned to contest a seat at the 1980 federal election. He was easily elected, but his career was to be short-lived. The electoral redistribution for the 1981 state election abolished the nearby electorate of Raleigh, and its Country Party MLA, Jim Brown, chose to challenge King for Oxley preselection rather than contest the new electorate of Coffs Harbour. Brown emerged successful after a controversial preselection campaign, and King was forced to retire at the 1981 election.
- Parliament of New South Wales (2009). "Mr Peter Maurice King". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- Green, Antony (2007). "New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- Hagan, Jim (2006). People and Politics in Regional New South Wales: 1856 to the 1950s. Federation Press. pp. 33, 39. ISBN 1-86287-570-7.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Oxley