County of Argyle
New South WalesLegislative Council
1840s map of the County of Argyle
StateNew South Wales
Created1843
Abolished1856
NamesakeArgyle County
Coordinates34°30′S 150°0′E / 34.500°S 150.000°E / -34.500; 150.000Coordinates: 34°30′S 150°0′E / 34.500°S 150.000°E / -34.500; 150.000

The Electoral district of County of Argyle was an electorate of the New South Wales Legislative Council at a time when some of its members were elected and the balance were appointed by the Governor.[1]

It was created by the 1843 Electoral Districts Act and returned one member.[1] On all four elections, there was only one candidate who was elected unopposed. In 1856 the unicameral Legislative Council was abolished and replaced with an elected Legislative Assembly and an appointed Legislative Council. The district was represented by the Legislative Assembly electorate of Argyle.

Members

Member Term
William Bradley[2] Jun 1843 – Jul 1846
William Faithfull[3] Jul 1846 – Jun 1848
Charles Nicholson[4] Jul 1848 – Feb 1856

Election results

1843

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 19 June:
County of Argyle [5]
Candidate Votes %
William Bradley unopposed  

1846

Bradley resigned in July 1846.[2]

1846 County of Argyle by-election
24 July [6]
Candidate Votes %
William Faithfull unopposed  

1848

1848 New South Wales colonial election, 31 July:
County of Argyle [7]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Nicholson (elected) unopposed  

1851

1851 New South Wales colonial election, 18 September:
County of Argyle [8]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Nicholson unopposed  

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "An Act to provide for the division of the Colony of New South Wales into Electoral Districts and for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council.". Act No. 16 of 23 February 1843 (PDF). Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Mr William Bradley (1800-1868)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr William Faithfull (1806-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Sir Charles Nicholson (1808-1903)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "County of Argyle". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Goulburn". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 July 1846. p. 2. Retrieved 28 May 2019 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "County elections:Goulburn". The Sydney Morning Herald. 28 July 1848. p. 3. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Election for the County of Argyle". The Empire. 19 September 1851. p. 3. Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Trove.