The Argus, Melbourne, Friday 27 July 1888, page 9.
“FLEMINGTON AND KENSINGTON (Borough). By effluxion of the time three councillors retire, viz, the mayor, (Councillor Urie), Councillors F. Melville, and J. Mitchell. These gentlemen seek re-election, and are opposed by Mr. R. Donovan, of the Pastoral Hotel. Mr Leonard, the local auditor, has been returned unopposed”.