Sandridge election : report from "The Committee of Elections and Qualifications" upon the petition of John Winthrop Hackett, esq., against the return of the Honorable John Madden, LL.D. : together with the proceedings of the Committee and minutes of evidence

Corporate Author: Victoria. Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Committee of Elections and Qualifications
Other Authors: Fincham, George Randall, 1829-1901, Fisher, John, 1834?-1907, Hackett, John Winthrop, Sir, 1848?-1916, Hood, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1846-1922, Johnstone, Robert de Bruce, 1821-1881, Madden, Frank, Sir, 1847-1921, Madden, John, Sir, 1844-1918, Molesworth, Hickman, 1842-1907, Officer, Charles Myles, 1827-1904, O'Loghlen, Bryan, Sir, 1828-1905, Orkney, James, 1821?-1896, Pearson, Charles H. 1830-1894, Smith, Robert Murray, 1831-1921, Wrixon, Henry John, Sir, 1839-1915
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1880
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1880-81 no. D 5
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Item Description: "Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed 16th November 1880"
27th July 1880 Committee comprised: Robert Murray Smith (Chairman), John Fisher, John Madden, Sir Bryan O'Loghlen, James Orkney, Charles Henry Pearson and Henry John Wrixon
Charles Myles Officer was appointed to the Committee on 31st August 1880 after John Madden was disqualified from serving
Sir Bryan O'Loghlen and H. J. Wrixon resigned from the Committee on 1st September 1880 and George Randall Fincham and Robert de Bruce Johnstone were appointed on September 9th
John Winthrop Hackett (barrister-at-law) conducted his own case
Hickman Molesworth and Joseph Henry Hood appeared as Counsel and Frank Madden as Agent for John Madden
Witnesses examined: Arthur O'Brien, James Masterton, William Barrett, David Powell, Christopher Doherty, John Munro & John Martin (all employee gasworks Sandridge), Alderman James Garton (resident Sandridge), Arthur Graham (officer Public Works Dept.), Henry Clark (inspector of relief works PWD), Richard Blake (ganger PWD), Richard Charles Murray, Frank Hall, Thomas Warren & John Plowman (all roads employees PWD), John Soldan, John Begg, Henry Allender, Edward Smith & Edward Holmes (all relief workers PWD), Christina Elder (wife & mother of relief works employees PWD), John Forden (elector), William Madden (John Madden's brother), Moses Goldstein & John Newman (canvassers for Dr Madden), James Fraser (surveyor Public Works Office), T. L. Pemberton (elector), Thomas Byrne (elector appointed to position in Customs boat after election), Herbert Hodgkinson (probably employee Customs), Benjamin Cosway Harriman (sec. Crown Law Dept.), Thomas Swallow (Swallow and Ariell [biscuit manufacturers]), Frederick Thomas Derham (Thomas Swallow's partner), William Lucas (manager Mr Kitchen's factory), Michael Quinn (mayor Sandridge chaired Town Hall meeting held by Dr Madden July 1879), Richard Platt (present at that meeting), E. J. Goode (storekeeper Hobson's Bay Railway), Alfred Copland (railway shunter Sandridge), John Madden LL.D., MLA, Hugh Ronald Reid (member Harbor Trust), Thomas Bent MLA (Minister of Public Works at time of Sandridge election) and Arthur Harris (butcher)
Physical Description: [xvi], 45p. ; 34cm.

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