First Wilson Ministry (Western Australia)

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This article is about the government of Western Australia of 1910–1911. For the British government of 1964–1970 led by Harold Wilson, see Labour Government 1964–1970.

The First Wilson Ministry was the 10th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia and was led by Ministerialist Premier Frank Wilson. It succeeded the Moore Ministry on 16 September 1910 after Sir Newton Moore resigned to accept an appointment as Agent-General for Western Australia in London. The ministry was followed by the Scaddan Ministry on 7 October 1911 after the Ministerialists lost government at the state election held four days earlier.

On 16 September 1910, the Governor, Rt Hon Baron Gerald Strickland, designated 6 principal executive offices of the Government under section 43(2) of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899. The following ministers were then appointed to the positions, and served until the end of the Ministry on 7 October 1911.

Office Minister

Premier
Colonial Treasurer

Frank Wilson, MLA

Minister for Mines
Minister for Railways

Henry Gregory, MLA

Minister for Lands
Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Industries

James Mitchell, MLA
Colonial Secretary
James Connolly, MLC

Attorney-General
Minister for Education

John Nanson, MLA
Minister for Works Henry Daglish, MLA
Minister without portfolio Arthur Male, MLA
Robert McKenzie, MLC

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Preceded by
Moore Ministry
First Wilson Ministry
1910–1911
Succeeded by
Scaddan Ministry