THE June 1933 by-election for the State electorate of Bulli was won by the Labor Party’s John Thomas Sweeney with over 45 per cent of the vote.
Sweeney was up against the United Australia Party’s Arthur Butterell, Communist, Paul Martin and the Miners’ Candidate, Albert Willis.
The by-election for the seat, which had 13,008 on the roll, was triggered after the death of the sitting Labor MP, Andrew Lysaght.
The picture, published in the Daily Telegraph on June 5 1933, shows a supporter of the UPA talking with a group of young coal miners at a Coledale polling booth on voting day.
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