County of Camden
New South WalesLegislative Council
Location within modern New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Created1843
Abolished1856
NamesakeCamden County
Coordinates34°30′S 150°30′E / 34.500°S 150.500°E / -34.500; 150.500Coordinates: 34°30′S 150°30′E / 34.500°S 150.500°E / -34.500; 150.500

The Electoral district of County of Camden 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]

The 1851 Electoral Act increased the number of members in the Council from 36[1] to 54, 18 to be appointed and 36 elected.[2] From this time the district was split into two divisions each returning one member; the Eastern division of the County of Camden and the Western division of the County of Camden.[2] 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 electorates of Eastern Division of Camden and Western Division of Camden.

Members

Member Term
Roger Therry[3]   1 Jun 1843 – 28 Feb 1845
John Benton Wild[4]   1 Feb 1845 – 20 Jun 1848
James Macarthur[5]   1 Jul 1848 – 30 Jun 1851
Western Camden Term Eastern Camden Term
James Macarthur[5]   1 Sep 1851 – 29 Feb 1856 Henry Osborne[6]   1 Sep 1851 – 29 Feb 1856

Election results

1843

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 24 June:
County of Camden [7]
Candidate Votes %
Roger Therry 146 51.77
Charles Cowper 136 48.23
Total votes 282 100.00

1845

Roger Therry resigned in February 1845 as he had been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the District of Port Phillip.[3]

County of Camden by-election
27 February 1846 [8]
Candidate Votes %
John Benton Wild 126 54.31
Alick Osborne 106 45.69
Total votes 232 100.00

1848

1848 New South Wales colonial election, 31 July:
County of Camden [9]
Candidate Votes %
James Macarthur (elected) unopposed  

1851

1851 New South Wales colonial election, 20 September:
Eastern Camden [10]
Candidate Votes %
Henry Osborne 308 62.60
James Wilshire 184 37.40
Total votes 492 100
1851 New South Wales colonial election, 22 September:
Western Camden [11]
Candidate Votes %
James Macarthur 189 70.52
Dr William Sherwin 79 29.48
Total votes 268 100
Voter turnout 66.83%

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 "An Act to provide for the division of the Colony of New South Wales after the separation of the District of Port Phillip therefrom into Electoral Districts and for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council.". Act No. 48 of 2 May 1851 (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Sir Roger Therry (1800 - 1874)". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr John Benton Wild (1806 - 1857)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Mr James Macarthur (1798-1867)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Henry Osborne (1808 - 1859)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  7. ^ "The Camden election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Camden election". New South Wales Government Gazette. 7 March 1845. p. 259. Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Election for Camden". The Sydney Morning Herald. 28 July 1848. p. 4. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  10. ^ "News from the interior". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 September 1851. p. 5. Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Trove.
  11. ^ "News from the interior: Picton". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 September 1851. p. 3. Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Trove.