The 1843 New South Wales colonial election, the first in the colony, was held between 15 June and 3 July 1843, to elect 24 members from 18 electoral districts. Each district returned 1 member except for Port Phillip which returned 5 members while County of Cumberland, and Town of Sydney returned 2 each.

Results by district

County of Argyle

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 19 June:
County of Argyle[1]
Candidate Votes %
William Bradley unopposed  

County of Bathurst

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 19 June:
County of Bathurst[2]
Candidate Votes %
Francis Lord 66 60.00
W Lane 44 40.00
Total votes 293 100.00

County of Camden

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 24 June:
County of Camden[3]
Candidate Votes %
Roger Therry 146 51.77
Charles Cowper 136 48.23
Total votes 282 100.00

Counties of Cook and Westmoreland

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 16 June:
Counties of Cook and Westmoreland[4]
Candidate Votes %
John Panton 112 65.12
George Bowman 60 34.88
Total votes 172 100.00

County of Cumberland

Two members to be elected

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 3 July:
County of Cumberland[5]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Cowper 504 29.18
William Lawson 383 22.18
James Macarthur 372 21.54
Bob Nichols 334 19.34
Ryan Brenan 134 7.76
Total votes 1,727 100.00

Cumberland Boroughs

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 19 June:
Cumberland Boroughs[6]
Candidate Votes %
William Bowman 127 50.20
Robert Fitzgerald 126 49.80
Total votes 253 100.00

County of Durham

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 24 June:
County of Durham[7]
Candidate Votes %
Richard Windeyer 122 49.19
William Ogilvie 71 28.63
Andrew Lang 55 22.18
Total votes 248 100.00

Counties of Gloucester, Macquarie, and Stanley

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 23 June:
Counties of Gloucester, Macquarie, and Stanley[8]
Candidate Votes %
Alexander Macleay 142 79.78
Charles Windeyer 36 20.22
Total votes 178 100.00

Counties of Hunter, Brisbane and Bligh

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 24 June:
Counties of Hunter, Brisbane and Bligh[9]
Candidate Votes %
William Dumaresq 58 52.25
Henry Dangar 34 30.63
Donald McIntyre 19 17.12
Total votes 100.00

Town of Melbourne

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 17 June:
Town of Melbourne[10]
Candidate Votes %
Henry Condell 295 53.06
Edward Curr 261 46.94
Total votes 556 100.00

Counties of Murray, King and Georgiana

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 22 June:
Counties of Murray, King and Georgiana[11]
Candidate Votes %
Terence Murray unopposed  

County of Northumberland

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 19 June:
County of Northumberland[12]
Candidate Votes %
William Foster unopposed  

Northumberland Boroughs

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 20 June:
Northumberland Boroughs[13]
Candidate Votes %
D'Arcy Wentworth 121 52.84
Alexander Walker Scott 108 47.16
Total votes 229 100.00

Town of Parramatta

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 16 June:
Town of Parramatta[14]
Candidate Votes %
Hannibal Macarthur unopposed  

Port Phillip

Five members to be elected

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 20 June:
Port Phillip[15][16]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Ebden 228 19.69
Thomas Walker 217 18.74
Charles Nicholson 206 17.79
Alexander Thomson 184 15.89
John Dunmore Lang 166 14.34
Sir Thomas Mitchell 157 13.56
Total votes 1,158 100.00

Counties of Roxburgh, Phillip and Wellington

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 26 June:
Counties of Roxburgh, Phillip and Wellington[17]
Candidate Votes %
William Suttor Sr. unopposed  

Counties of St Vincent and Auckland

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 21 June:
Counties of St Vincent and Auckland[18]
Candidate Votes %
John Coghill unopposed  

Town of Sydney

Two members to be elected

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 15 June:
Town of Sydney[19]
Candidate Votes %
William Wentworth 1,275 32.10
William Bland 1,261 31.75
Maurice O'Connell Jr. 733 18.45
Robert Cooper 365 9.19
William Hustler 338 8.51
Total votes 3,972 100.00

See also

References

  1. ^ "County of Argyle". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Bathurst". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "The Camden election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Cook and Westmoreland election". The Australian. 21 June 1843. p. 3. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.
  5. ^ "Cumberland election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 July 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Cumberland Boroughs election". The Australian. 21 June 1843. p. 3. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "The election". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 1 July 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Raymond Terrace". The Colonial Observer. 8 July 1843. p. 5. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Hunter, Brisbane, and Bligh election". The Australian. 7 July 1843. p. 3. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  10. ^ "Borough of Melbourne". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 8 July 1843. p. 4. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  11. ^ "The south western counties". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  12. ^ "Northumberland election". The Australian. 19 June 1843. p. 3. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  13. ^ "Election for the Northumberland Boroughs". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 24 June 1843. p. 4. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.
  14. ^ "Parramatta election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.
  15. ^ "Port Phillip election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 July 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  16. ^ M. M. H. Thompson (2006). The Seeds of Democracy: Early Elections in Colonial New South Wales. Federation Press. ISBN 978-1-86287-631-6.
  17. ^ "Roxburgh, Phillip and Wellington election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 28 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  18. ^ "News from the interior: Braidwood". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  19. ^ "City election". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.