Carruthers ministry

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The Carruthers ministry was the 32nd ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 16th Premier, the Honourable Joseph Carruthers, MA, MLA.

State of New South Wales (1901–1911)

Carruthers was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1887, serving until 1908. As the Commonwealth Parliament was forming, many leading figures sought federal seats. Carruthers became leader of the New South Wales opposition Liberal and Reform Association, the successor to the Free Trade Party, and led the Liberal-Reform alliance to government at the 1904 state election.

The ministry covers the period from 29 August 1904 until 1 October 1907[1][2] when Carruthers resigned in favour of Charles Wade in a new alliance between the Association and the Progressive Party.[3]

Composition of ministry[edit]

First arrangement[edit]

The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Reid on 29 August 1904 and covers the period up to 13 May 1907, unless the Minister retains the portfolio for the full term. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier
Colonial Treasurer
Collector of Internal Revenue
Hon. Joseph Carruthers, MA, MLA   Liberal Reform 29 August 1904 1 October 1907 3 years, 33 days
Secretary for Lands Hon. James Ashton, MLC  
Colonial Secretary
Registrar of Records
Hon. James Hogue, MLA   13 May 1907 2 years, 257 days
Attorney-General
Minister of Justice
Hon. Charles Wade, KC MLA   1 October 1907 3 years, 33 days
Secretary for Public Works Hon. Charles Lee, MLA  
Minister of Public Instruction
Minister for Labour and Industry
Hon. Broughton O'Conor MLA   13 May 1907 2 years, 257 days
Secretary for Mines and Agriculture Hon. Samuel Moore MLA   1 October 1907 3 years, 33 days
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
Hon. John Hughes. MLC  
Ministers without portfolio Hon. William Dick MLA  
Hon. James Brunker MLA   12 June 1905 2 years, 111 days

Second arrangement[edit]

This arrangement covers the period from 14 May 1907 until 1 October 1907, when the parliament was dissolved. Only changes in portfolios are shown below.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Colonial Secretary
Registrar of Records
Hon. Thomas Waddell MLA   Liberal Reform 14 May 1907 1 October 1907 140 days
Minister for Labour and Industry Hon. Broughton O'Conor MLA  
Minister of Public Instruction Hon. James Hogue, MLA  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Members - Chronological List of Ministries 1856 to 2009 (requires download)" (Excel spreadsheet). Project for the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Wah, Malvyne Jong; Page, Jeffrey E. (November 2007). "New South Wales Parliamentary Record 1824 – 2007" (PDF) VIII. Parliament of New South Wales. pp. 261–262. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Ward, John M. "Carruthers, Sir Joseph Hector McNeil (1856 - 1932)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
Preceded by
Waddell ministry
Carruthers ministry
1904-1907
Succeeded by
Wade ministry