List of Governors and Ministries [A Short History of Australia, by Ernest Scott]

[Editor: This is a chapter from A Short History of Australia (6th edition, 1936) by Ernest Scott (1867-1939).]

List of governors and ministries

GOVERNORS OF NEW SOUTH WALES

(Before Responsible Government)

1788. Arthur Phillip.
1795. John Hunter.
1800. Philip Gidley King.
1806. William Bligh.
1810. Lachlan Macquarie.
1821. Sir Thomas Brisbane.
1825. Sir Ralph Darling.
1831. Sir Richard Bourke.
1838. Sir George Gipps.
1846. Sir Charles Fitzroy.
1855. Sir William Denison.

(Since Responsible Government)

1861. Sir John Young.
1868. Earl of Belmore.
1872. Sir Hercules Robinson.
1879. Sir Augustus Loftus.
1885. Lord Carrington.
1891. Earl of Jersey.
1893. Sir Robert Duff.
1895. Viscount Hampden.
1899. Earl Beauchamp.
1902. Sir Harry Rawson.
1909. Lord Chelmsford.
1913. Sir Gerald Strickland.
1917. Sir Walter Davidson.
1924. Sir Dudley de Chair.
1929. Sir Philip Game.
1934. Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven.
1936. Sir David Murray Anderson.

GOVERNORS OF TASMANIA

(Lieutenant-Governors before Responsible Government)

1803. David Collins (Hobart jurisdiction).
William Paterson (Port Dalrymple jurisdiction).
1810. G. A. Gordon (Port Dalrymple jurisdiction).
Joseph Foveaux (Hobart jurisdiction).
1813. Thomas Davey (with jurisdiction over whole island).
1817. William Sorell.
1824. Sir George Arthur.
1837. Sir John Franklin.
1843. Sir John Eardley-Wilmot.
1847. Sir William Denison.

(Governors after Responsible Government)

1855. Sir Henry Fox Young.
1861. Sir T. Gore Brown.
1869. Sir Charles Du Cane.
1875. Frederick A. Weld.
1881. Sir George Strahan.
1887. Sir Robert Hamilton.
1893. Viscount Gormanston.
1901. Sir Arthur Havelock.
1904. Sir Gerald Strickland.
1909. Sir Harry Barron.
1913. Sir William Ellison-Macartney.
1917. Sir Francis Newdegate.
1920. Sir William Allardyce.
1924. Sir James O’Grady.
1933. Sir Ernest Clark.

GOVERNORS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

(Before Responsible Government)

1831. Sir James Stirling (Lieut.-Governor since 1828).
1839. John Hutt.
1846. Andrew Clarke.
1847. Frederick Irwin.
1848. Charles Fitzgerald.
1855. Sir Arthur Kennedy.
1862. John Stephen Hampton.
1869. Frederick A. Weld.
1875. Sir William Robinson.
1877. Sir Harry Ord.
1880. Sir William Robinson.
1883. Sir Frederick Broome.

(Since Responsible Government)

1890. Sir William Robinson.
1895. Sir Gerard Smith.
1901. Sir Arthur Lawley.
1903. Sir Frederick Bedford.
1909. Sir Gerald Strickland.
1913. Sir Harry Barron.
1917. Sir William Ellison-Macartney.
1920. Sir F. Newdegate.
1924. Sir William Campion.
1931. Sir John Northmore.

GOVERNORS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

(Before Responsible Government)

1835. John Hindmarsh.
1838. George Gawler.
1841. Sir George Grey.
1845. Frederick Holt Robe.
1848. Sir Henry Young.

(After Responsible Government)

1855. Sir Richard MacDonnell.
1862. Sir Dominick Daly.
1869. Sir James Ferguson.
1873. Sir Anthony Musgrave.
1877. Sir William Jervois.
1883. Sir William Robinson.
1889. The Earl of Kintore.
1895. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton.
1899. Lord Tennyson.
1903. Sir George Le Hunte.
1909. Sir Day Bosanquet.
1914. Sir Henry Galway.
1920. Sir W. E. G. A. Weigall.
1922. Sir Tom Bridges.
1927. Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven.
1933. Sir Winston Dugan.

GOVERNORS OF VICTORIA

(Before Responsible Government)

1839. Charles Joseph La Trobe (Lieutenant-Governor).
1854. Sir Charles Hotham.

(After Responsible Government)

1856. Sir Henry Barkly.
1863. Sir Charles Darling.
1866. Viscount Canterbury.
1873. Sir George Bowen.
1879. Marquis of Normanby.
1884. Sir Henry Loch.
1889. Earl of Hopetoun.
1895. Earl Brassey.
1901. Sir George Sydenham Clarke (Lord Sydenham).
1904. Sir Reginald Talbot.
1908. Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael (Lord Carmichael).
1911. Sir John Fleetwood Fuller.
1914. Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley (Lord Stanley).
1921. Earl of Stradbroke.
1926. Lord Somers.
1934. Lord Huntingfield.

GOVERNORS OF QUEENSLAND

1859. Sir George Bowen.
1868. Samuel Wensley Blackall
1871. Marquis of Normanby.
1875. William Wellington Cairns.
1877. Sir Arthur Kennedy.
1883. Sir Anthony Musgrave.
1889. Sir Henry Norman.
1896. Lord Lamington.
1902. Sir Herbert Chermside.
1905. Lord Chelmsford.
1909. Sir William McGregor.
1914. Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams.
1920. Sir Matthew Nathan.
1927. Sir Thomas Goodwin.
1932. Sir Leslie Wilson.

GOVERNORS-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

1901. Earl of Hopetoun (afterwards Marquis of Linlithgow).
1903. Lord Tennyson.
1904. Lord Northeote.
1908. Earl of Dudley.
1911. Lord Denman.
1914. Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Viscount Novar).
1920. Lord Forster.
1925. Lord Stonehaven.
1931. Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs.
1936. Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven.

PREMIERS OF NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTRIES

1856 (June). Sir Stuart Donaldson.
1856 (August). Sir Charles Cowper.
1856 (October). Sir Henry Parker.
1857. Sir Charles Cowper.
1859. William Forster.
1860. Sir John Robertson.
1861. Sir Charles Cowper.
1863. Sir James Martin.
1865. Sir Charles Cowper.
1866. Sir James Martin.
1868. Sir John Robertson.
1870. Sir Charles Cowper.
1870 (December). Sir James Martin.
1872. Sir Henry Parkes.
1875. Sir John Robertson.
1877. Sir Henry Parkes.
1877 (August). Sir John Robertson.
1877 (December). James S. Farnell.
1878. Sir Henry Parkes.
1983. Sir Alexander Stuart.
1885. Sir George Dibbs.
1885. Sir John Robertson.
1886. Sir Patrick Jennings.
1887. Sir Henry Parkes.
1889. Sir George Dibbs.
1889 (March). Sir Henry Parkes.
1891. Sir George Dibbs.
1894. Sir George Reid.
1899. Sir William Lyne.
1901. Sir John See.
1904. Thomas Waddell.
1904 (August). Sir Joseph Carruthers.
1907. Sir Charles Wade.
1910. J. S. T. McGowen.
1913. W. A. Holman.
1920. John Storey.
1921. James Dooley.
1922. Sir George Fuller.
1925. John Lang.
1927. T. R. Bavin.
1931. John Lang.
1932. B. S. W. Stevens.

PREMIERS OF VICTORIAN MINISTRIES

1855. William Clark Haines.
1857. Sir John O’Shanassy.
1857 (April). W. C. Haines.
1858. Sir John O’Shanassy.
1859. William Nicholson.
1860. Richard Heales.
1861. Sir John O’Shanassy.
1863. Sir James McCulloch.
1868. Sir Charles Sladen.
1868 (July). Sir James McCulloch.
1869. John Alexander MacPherson.
1870. Sir James McCulloch.
1871. Sir Charles Gavan Duffy.
1872. James C. Francis.
1874. George Briscoe Kerferd.
1875. Sir Graham Berry.
1875 (October). Sir James McCulloch.
1877. Sir Graham Berry.
1880. James Service.
1880 (August). Sir Graham Berry.
1881. Sir Bryan O’Loghlen.
1883. James Service.
1886. Duncan Gillies.
1890. James Munro.
1892. William Shiels.
1893. Sir James Patterson.
1894. Sir George Turner.
1899. Allan McLean.
1900. Sir George Turner.
1901. Sir Alexander Peacock.
1902. Sir William Irvine.
1904. Sir Thomas Bent.
1909. John Murray.
1912. William Alexander Watt.
1913 (December 9). G. A. Elmslie.
1913 (December 22). W. A. Watt.
1914. Sir Alexander Peacock.
1917. John Bowser.
1918. Harry S. W. Lawson.
1924. Sir Alexander Peacock.
1924 (July). George Michael Prendergast.
1924 (November). John Allan.
1927. E. Hogan.
1928. Sir William McPherson.
1929. E. J. Hogan.
1932. Sir Stanley Argyle.
1935. A. A. Dunstan.

PREMIERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MINISTRIES

1856. B. T. Finnis.
1857. John Baker.
1857 (September 1). Robert Torrens.
1857 (September 30). R. D. Hanson.
1860. T. Reynolds.
1861. E. M. Waterhouse.
1863 (July 4). Francis Dutton.
1863 (July 15). Sir H. Ayers.
1864. A. Blyth.
1865 (March). Francis Dutton.
1865 (September). Sir H. Ayers.
1865 (October). John Hart.
1866. J. P. Boucaut.
1867. Sir H. Ayers.
1868 (September). J. Hart.
1868 (October). Sir H. Ayers.
1868 (November). H. B. T. Strangways.
1870. J. Hart.
1870 (November). Arthur Blyth.
1872. Sir H. Ayers.
1873. A. Blyth.
1875. J. P. Boucaut.
1876. John Colton.
1877. J. P. Boucaut.
1878. William Morgans.
1881. Sir John Bray.
1884. J. Colton.
1885. Sir John Downer.
1887. Thomas Playford.
1889. Sir John Cockburn.
1890. T. Playford.
1892. F. W. Holder.
1892 (October). Sir John Downer.
1893. Charles Cameron Kingston.
1899. V. L. Solomon.
1899 (December). F. W. Holder.
1901. J. G. Jenkins.
1905. Richard Butler.
1905 (July). Thomas Price.
1909. A. H. Peake.
1910. John Verran.
1912. A. H. Peake.
1915. Crawford Vaughan.
1917. A. H. Peake.
1920. Sir Henry Barwell.
1924. J. Gunn.
1926. L. L. Hill.
1927. R. L. Butler.
1930. L. L. Hill.
1933. R. L. Butler.

PREMIERS OF QUEENSLAND MINISTRIES

1859. R. E. W. Herbert.
1866 (February). A. Macalister
1866 (July). R. E. W. Herbert.
1866 (August). A. Macalister.
1867. R. M. Mackenzie.
1868. Sir Charles Lilley.
1870. A. H. Palmer.
1874. A. Macalister.
1876. George Thorn.
1877. John Douglas.
1879. Sir Thomas McIlwraith.
1883. Sir Samuel Griffith.
1888 (June). Sir Thomas McIlwraith.
1888 (November). B. D. Morehead.
1890. Sir Samuel Griffith.
1893 (March). Sir Thomas McIlwraith.
1893 (October). Sir Hugh Nelson.
1898. J. T. Byrnes.
1898. J. R. Dickson.
1899 (December 1). A. Dawson.
1899 (December 7). Sir Robert Philp.
1903. Sir A. Morgan.
1906. W. Kidston.
1907. Sir Robert Philp.
1908. W. Kidston.
1911. D. F. Denham.
1915. T. J. Ryan.
1919. E. G. Theodore.
1925. W. N. Gillies.
1925 (November). W. McCormack.
1929. A. E. Moore.
1932. W. Forgan Smith.

PREMIERS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MINISTRIES

1890. Sir John Forrest.
1901 (February). George Throssell.
1901 (May). George Leake.
1901 (November). A. E. Morgans.
1901 (December). George Leake.
1902. Sir Walter James.
1904. Henry Daglish.
1905. C. H. Rason.
1906. Sir Newton Moore.
1910. Frank Wilson.
1911. John Scaddan.
1916. F. Wilson.
1917. H. B. Lefroy.
1918. H. B. Colebatch.
1919. Sir James Mitchell.
1924. P. Collier.
1930. Sir James Mitchell.
1933. P. Collier.

PREMIERS OF TASMANIAN MINISTRIES

1856. W. T. N. Champ.
1857. T. G. Gregson.
1857 (April). W. P. Weston.
1857 (May). Francis Smith.
1860. W. P. Weston.
1861. T. D. Chapman.
1863. James Whyte.
1866. Sir Richard Dry.
1869. J. M. Wilson.
1872. F. M. Innes.
1873. Alfred Kennerley.
1876. Thomas Reibey.
1877. Sir Philip Fysh.
1878. W. R. Giblin.
1878. W. L. Crowther.
1879. W. R. Giblin.
1884. Adye Douglas.
1886. J. W. Agnew.
1887. Sir Philip Fysh.
1892. Henry Dobson.
1894. Sir Edward Braddon.
1899. Sir Neil Lewis.
1903. W. P. Propsting.
1904. J. W. Evans.
1909. Sir Neil Lewis.
1909 (October 20). John Earle.
1909 (October 27.) Sir N. Lewis.
1912. A. E. Solomon.
1914. J. Earle.
1916. Sir W. H. Lee.
1922. J. B. Hayes.
1923. J. A. Lyons.
1928. J. C. MePhee.
1933. A. G. Ogilvie.

PRIME MINISTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

1901. Sir Edmund Barton.
1903. Alfred Deakin.
1904. John Christian Watson.
1904 (August). Sir George Reid.
1905. Alfred Deakin.
1908. Andrew Fisher.
1909. Alfred Deakin.
1910. Andrew Fisher.
1913. Sir Joseph Cook.
1914. Andrew Fisher.
1915. William Morris Hughes.
1923. Stanley Bruce.
1929. James Scullin.
1932. Joseph Aloysius Lyons.



Source:
Ernest Scott, A Short History of Australia, London: Oxford University Press, 6th edition, 1936, pages xxiv-xxviii

[Editor’s notes: Added two entries to the list of “Premiers of New South Wales Ministries”, i.e. “1928. Sir William McPherson.” and “1929. E. J. Hogan.”, as both these Premiers were missing from the list, between the entries for 1927 and 1932.]

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