Camberwell council election, 1916

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The 1916 Camberwell council election was held in August 1916. One seat in each of the three wards was up for election. Only one election was contested; the seat in North Ward, caused by the retirement of long-serving mayor and councillor John Maling.[1]

Wards and results

Ward Pre-1916 Swing Electoral results Post-1916[2][3]
Party Councillor Margin Margin Councillor Party
North Unknown John Maling Unknown N/A‡ Results 17.90 William Nott Independent
Centre Independent [4] Robert Beckett N/A N/A† Results N/A Robert Beckett Independent
South Unknown Henry Rooks N/A N/A† Results N/A Henry Rooks Unknown

† - election not held, incumbent unoppossed
‡ - incumbent councillor did not nominate for re-election


Upon the announcement of John Maling's intention to retire at the 1916 election, two local notables publicly declared their intentions to run. James Sneddon, a local Justice of the Peace, published advertisements in several newspapers announcing his candidacy.[5] William Nott, a well-known landowner and former present of the Balwyn Progress Association, also announced his intention to run. Nott had previously contested the same seat in 1913 and come within 65 votes of defeating Maling.[2]


  1. Box Hill Reporter. Camberwell Council Election. 4 August 1916., accessed: 18 October 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Argus. 'Municipal Elections'. 25 August 1916. pg.9., accessed: 18 October 2017
  3. Box Hill Reporter. Camberwell City Council Election. 1 September 1916., accessed: 18 October 2017
  4. "Mr. Robert Beckett.", 9 October 1897, p. 6.
  5. Camberwell and Hawthorn Advertiser. City of Camberwell Election - to the Ratepayers of the North Ward. 29 July 1916., accessed: 18 October 2017