29 April 1967
ISSUE: Are you in favour of the establishment of a new State in north-east New South Wales described in schedule 1 to the New State Referendum Act, 1966 ?
The area comprised the electoral districts of Armidale, Barwon, Byron, Cessnock, Clarence, Gloucester, hamilton, Kahibah, Lake Macquarie, Lismore, Maitland, Newcastle, Oxley, Raleigh, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Upper Hunter, Wallsend, Waratah and the subdivisions of Gunnedah, Merriwa and Spring Ridge in the electoral district of Burrendong and the subdivisions of Barradine and Coonabarabran in the electoral district of Castlereagh.
Referendum restricted to: - 19 Electoral Districts in the prescribed Area; and - 2 Electoral Districts partly in the prescribed Area.
Issue decided in the negative.