THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS - ELECTORAL ACT 1851
The Electoral District of the United Counties of Northumberland and Hunter
(returning two members).
NORTHUMBERLAND.- Bounded on the north by the River Hunter; on the west by
Wollombi Brook to the junction of Parsonís Creek, by that creek to its head in the range dividing
the waters of the Hawkesbury from those of the Hunter, by Wareng Creek to its junction with the
River Macdonald or lower branch of the Hawkesbury, and by the said lower branch to its junction
with that river; on the south by the Hawkesbury to the sea coast, with forms the eastern
HUNTER.- Bounded on the north by the River Hunter and the Goulburn to the junction of
Widden Creek; on the west by Widdin Creek to the Mountain of Coricudgy, by the range thence
to the Durambang Hill; on the west by Umbiella Creek to the River Colo; on the south by that
river to the Hawkesbury; on the east by the Hawkesbury to the mouth of the Macdonald River or
lower branch; on the west by the Macdonald to the junction of Wareng Creek, and by Wareng
Creek, Parsonís Creek, and the Wollombi Brook to its junction with the Hunter.
POLLING PLACES.- Gosford, Newcastle, East Maitland, Wollombi, Singleton, at Jurdís
Inn at St. Albanís on the Macdoanld River, and Mangrove Creek.
The Electoral District of the County of Durham (returning two members).
Bounded on the north-east by the William River to its source, and thence by the Mount
Royal Range to the head of the River Hunter, in latitude 31į 46ī and by the river on the west and
south to the junction of William River above mentioned.
POLLING PLACES.- Paterson, Dungog, Merton, Muswellbrook, East Maitland, Singleton,
and Jerryís Plains.
Maitland Mercury - Wednesday, 10th June 1851