The nomination of members for the Avon district took place at the school house, Papanui, on SaturtW last, at noon. The Returning Officer having <, n 'i through the requisite forms, W. Thomson we proposed by H. D. Gardiner, seconded by E Shen' herd. C. Bowen, proposed by C. W Bishon seconded by J. Richards. T. S Duncan, proposed by C. W. Bishop, seconded by D. Graham. E 11 Templer, proposed by W. Boag, seconded by H D Gardiner J Shand, proposed by F. Guinness" seconded by D. Graham. A. R. Ureyke, proposed by C Jeffries, and seconded by F. Guinness lhe show of hands was—for Thomson, 12; Bowen' 12; Duncan. 13; Templer, 10 ; Shand, 4; Creyke' 3. A poll having been demanded, Mr. Duncan proposed a vote of thanks to the Returning Officer winch was seconded by Mr. Bowen. On Monday the polling was registered at the school houses Riccarton and Papanui, and the subjoined official position of the voting announced at Papanui by the Returning Officer at half-past twelve o'clock on Tuesday:— Papanui. Riccarton. Total Wm. Thomson ...103 ... 23 I^6 T.S.Duncan ...103 ... 17 ,"' 120 C. Bowen ... ... 95 ... 19 " 114 E. M. Templer ... 67 ... 26 '" 93 J- Shand 21 ... 15 ""'. 36 A. R. Creyke ... 16 ... 16 „'. 32 The Returning Officer stated that'"a person named Thomas Hall had voted in both places, but his name was detected and struck out. Mes.<r>-. Thomson, Duncan, Bowen, and Templer \rae declared duly elected.
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AVON ELECTION., Lyttelton Times, Volume XVI, Issue 922, 11 September 1861
AVON ELECTION. Lyttelton Times, Volume XVI, Issue 922, 11 September 1861
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