This book makes available, for the Commonwealth of Australia, detailed election results from which Commonwealth sections of the Handbook of Australian Government and Politics (ANU Press, Canberra, 1968) were compiled. For 1919 and subsequent years it gives the official result for each candidate, together with his party affiliation and the percentage of the total vote he received. After 1922 it also gives the distribution of preferential votes. The official results are scattered through volumes of Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers and Commonwealth Parliamentary Handbooks; the former do not show party affiliation; the latter show it only for recent years for all candidates orfor successful candidates for all elections. Thus this work brings together a vast amount of widely scattered and detailed information, which will make it a basic research tool for students offederal history and politics of the period.