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Upon the resignation of the Board's chairman, Andrew Murray, in November of the same year, Slater ran again and defeated the only other candidate, William Murray, 78 votes to 56. The election featured an anonymous letter published in the local South Bourke Standard sharply criticising Murray and his apparently "modestly obscure" involvement in public affairs.
- South Bourke Standard. Boroondara. 14 August 1868. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66842046, accessed: 5 December 2016
- South Bourke Standard. Boroondara District Board - Extraordinary Vacancy. 18 December 1868. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66842236, accessed: 5 December 2016
- Anonymous. Boroondara Road Board Election - To the Editor of the Standard. South Bourke Standard: 11 December 1868. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66842225, accessed: 5 December 2016
- South Bourke Standard. Boroondara Road Board. 5 August 1871. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70083483, accessed: 5 December 2016