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Collins Family Album

Bloody Politics

PATERSON, NSW                  47,725 enrolled, 46,126 (96.6%) voted
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North Central NSW: Maitland, Muswellbrook, Quirindi, Singleton
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1966 two-party majority: Liberal over ALP 19.9 e
Effect of 1968 redistribution: 03.3 shift to ALP
New notional majority: Liberal over ALP 16.6
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Herbert Collins                 DLP      1,805   04.0  (-03.2)
Adrian Edwards                             252   00.6   
Edward Fletcher                 AP         227   00.5   
John Jobling                    Lib     12,500   28.0  (-31.7)
Francis Murray                  ALP     16,741   37.5  (+04.4)
Frank O'Keefe                   CP      13,150   29.4  
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1,451 (03.1%) informal                  44,675  
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2nd count: Fletcher's 227 votes distributed
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Collins               23 (10.1)          1,828   04.1
Edwards               79 (34.8)            331   00.7
Jobling               34 (15.0)         12,534   28.1
Murray                49 (21.6)         16,790   37.6
O'Keefe               42 (18.5)         13,192   29.5
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>                    227                44,675  
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3rd count: Edwards's 331 votes distributed
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Collins              139 (42.0)          1,967   04.4
Jobling               80 (24.2)         12,614   28.2
Murray                72 (21.8)         16,862   37.7
O'Keefe               40 (12.1)         13,232   29.6
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>                    331                44,675  
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4th count: Collins's 1,967 votes distributed
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Jobling              909 (46.2)         13,523   30.3
Murray               228 (11.6)         17,090   38.3
O'Keefe              830 (42.2)         14,062   31.5
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>                  1,967                44,675  
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5th count: Jobling's 13,523 votes distributed
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Murray             1,893 (14.0)         18,983   42.5
O'KEEFE           11,630 (86.0)         25,692   57.5
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>                 13,523                44,675   07.5    09.1 to ALP
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The Country Party majority over the ALP is compared with the
notional Liberal majority over the ALP in 1966.
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Frank Lionel O'Keefe (1912-89): Elected 1969
Born: 6 October 1912, Gunnedah, NSW
Career: Educated state schools. Distributor of farm machinery, oil
company agent. Gunnedah Municipal Council, mayor 18 years. Namoi
Valley County Council.
State politics: NSW MLA for Liverpool Plains 1961-62, for Upper
Hunter 1962-69

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1972

LYNE, NSW                      50,758 enrolled, 48,951 (96.4%) voted
 
1969 two-party majority: Country Party over ALP 11.3 e
 
Peter Carney                    ALP     20,619   42.7  (+07.2)
Herbert Collins                 DLP      1,550   03.2  
Joseph Cordner                             286   00.6
Philip LUCOCK *                 CP      24,633   51.0  (-07.8)
Stephanie Thew                  AP       1,204   02.5  (-01.0)
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659 (01.3%) informal                    48,292   04.9 e  06.4 to ALP
 
Philip Ernest Lucock (1916-96): Elected 1952 By, 1954, 1955, 1958,
1961, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972