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the State seat of Manly.   Mr. Stewart is president of Harbord branch of the ALP.   He was brought up in the Manly district and attended local schools.   He has been a farmer and a field officer of the N.S.W. Department of Agriculture.

"Mr. Stewart is married with five children.   His wife, Wilma is a school teacher."

The Electorate of Manly contained half The Muncipality of Manly and an adjoining portion of Warringah shire of equivalent size.   This included the slopes of Balgowlah, the flat of Manly, the Eastern Hill and Harbord:   but excluded some of the "Silver Trail" areas of the Municipality, at Balgowlah Heights, Seaforth and Clontarf.   The eastern boundary was the ocean , from North Head to the lagoon at Curl Curl.

        This area was inhabited by about thirty thousand electors, whose names were enrolled as eligible to vote for the candidate of their choice.   My task was to court these electors: to persuade then to choose me as their representative in State Parliament - -   for the first time in history, a Member for Manly who belonged to the Australian Labor Party.

        I bought an electorate map and a roll, and studied the network of streets and the long columns of names.   Who were these people?   What were their aspirations?   How could I approach them?

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