List of speakers of the Australian House of Representatives

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Below is a List of Speakers of the Australian House of Representatives

The parties shown are those to which the speakers belonged at the time they held office.

List[edit]

# Name Portrait Party Term in Office Comments
1 Hon. Sir Frederick Holder Frederick Holder1.jpg Independent 9 May 1901 23 July 1909 Resigned from Free Trade Party upon election as speaker. Died in office.
2 Hon. Dr Carty Salmon Charles Salmon.jpg Commonwealth Liberal 28 July 1909 19 February 1910
3 Hon. Charles McDonald Charles McDonald.jpg Labor 1 July 1910 23 April 1913 First time in role.
4 Hon. Sir Elliot Johnson Elliot Johnson.jpg Commonwealth Liberal 9 July 1913 30 July 1914 First time in role.
Hon. Charles McDonald Charles McDonald.jpg Labor 8 October 1914 26 March 1917 Second time in role.
Hon. Sir Elliot Johnson Elliot Johnson.jpg Nationalist 14 June 1917 6 November 1922 Second time in role.
5 Rt. Hon. William Watt 24Williamwatt.jpg Nationalist 28 February 1923 3 October 1925
6 Hon. Sir Littleton Groom Littleton Groom.jpg Nationalist 13 January 1926 16 September 1929 Defeated in his own seat.
7 Hon. Norman Makin Makin-young.jpg Labor 20 November 1929 27 November 1931
8 Hon. George Mackay George Mackay.jpg United Australia 17 February 1932 7 August 1934
9 Hon. Sir George John Bell George John Bell.jpg United Australia 23 October 1934 27 August 1940
10 Hon. Walter Nairn Walter Nairn.jpg United Australia 20 November 1940 21 June 1943 Continued as speaker when the Curtin Labor government formed in 1941. Defeated in his own seat.
11 Hon. Sol Rosevear Sol Rosevear.jpg Labor 22 June 1943 31 October 1949
12 Hon. Archie Cameron Archiecameron.jpg Liberal 22 February 1950 9 August 1956 Died in office.
13 Hon. Sir John McLeay No image.svg Liberal 29 August 1956 31 October 1966
14 Hon. Sir William Aston No image.svg Liberal 21 February 1967 2 November 1972 Defeated in his own seat.
15 Hon. Jim Cope No image.svg Labor 27 February 1973 27 February 1975
16 Hon. Gordon Scholes Gordon Scholes HD-SC-98-07512.jpg Labor 27 February 1975 11 November 1975
17 Rt. Hon. Sir Billy Snedden Billy Snedden.jpg Liberal 17 February 1976 4 February 1983
18 Hon. Dr. Harry Jenkins No image.svg Labor 21 April 1983 20 December 1985 First Speaker whose son was a later Speaker.
19 Hon. Joan Child No image.svg Labor 11 February 1986 28 August 1989 First female Speaker.
20 Hon. Leo McLeay No image.svg Labor 29 August 1989 8 February 1993
21 Hon. Stephen Martin No image.svg Labor 4 May 1993 29 January 1996
22 Hon. Bob Halverson No image.svg Liberal 30 April 1996 3 March 1998
23 Rt. Hon. Ian Sinclair No image.svg National 4 March 1998 31 August 1998
24 Hon. Neil Andrew No image.svg Liberal 10 November 1998 31 August 2004
25 Hon. David Hawker No image.svg Liberal 16 November 2004 17 October 2007
26 Harry Jenkins No image.svg Labor 12 February 2008 24 November 2011[1] First Speaker whose father was a Speaker.
27 Hon. Peter Slipper Peter Slipper.jpg Independent 24 November 2011[2] 9 October 2012[2] Resigned from the Liberal National Party the day after his election as speaker. Resigned in the midst of court proceedings.
28 Hon. Anna Burke Anna Burke.jpg Labor 9 October 2012[3] 12 November 2013
29 Hon. Bronwyn Bishop Bronwyn Bishop - Flickr - Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer (1).jpg Liberal 12 November 2013 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Jenkins, Henry (Harry) Alfred". Australian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Slipper, Peter Neil, (the Hon)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Biography for Burke, Anna Elizabeth". Australian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 2 September 2013.