List of heads of government of Norfolk Island

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office, irrespective of continuation of status of that office)

Term Incumbent Notes
1896 to 15 January 1897 Oliver Masey Quintal, President of the Council of Elders
15 January 1897 Self-government revoked
15 January 1897 to 1899 Oliver Masey Quintal, President of the Council of Elders
1899 to 1900 John Buffett, President of the Council of Elders
1900 to 1903 John Forrester Young, President of the Council of Elders
1903 to 1909 Francis Mason Nobbs, President of the Executive Council
1909 to 1915 Joseph Allen McCleave Buffett, President of the Executive Council
1915 to 1 July 1914 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs, President of the Executive Council 1st Term
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1916 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs, President of the Executive Council 1st Term (contd.)
1916 to 1919 Matthew Frederick Howard Christian, President of the Executive Council
1919 to 1920 Albert Randall, President of the Executive Council 1st Term
1921 to 1922 Enoch Cobbcroft Robinson, President of the Executive Council 1st Term
1922 to 1923 Albert Randall, President of the Executive Council 2nd Term
1924 to 1928 Eustace Buffett Christian, President of the Executive Council 1st Term
1928 to 1933 Enoch Cobbcroft Robinson, President of the Executive Council 2nd Term
1933 to 19 May 1934 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs, President of the Executive Council 2nd Term
1934 to 1934 Eustace Buffett Christian, President of the Executive Council 2nd Term
1934 to 20 July 1935 Francis Rawdon M. Crozier, President of the Executive Council
1 August 1935 to 31 July 1936 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs, President of the Advisory Council
1 August 1936 to 31 July 1937 Enoch Cobbcroft Robinson, President of the Advisory Council 1st Term
1 August 1937 to 31 July 1941 William McLachlan, President of the Advisory Council
1 August 1941 to 31 July 1947 George Hunn Nobbs Buffett, President of the Advisory Council
1 August 1947 to 31 July 1948 Ray Herbert Hastings Nobbs, President of the Advisory Council 1st Term
1 August 1948 to 31 July 1949 David Campbell Dunsmere Buffett, President of the Advisory Council
1 August 1949 to 31 July 1950 Ray Herbert Hastings Nobbs, President of the Advisory Council 2nd Term
1 August 1950 to 31 July 1951 Leonard Dixon Holloway, President of the Advisory Council 1st Term
1 August 1951 to 5 June 1952 Enoch Cobcroft Robinson, President of the Advisory Council 2nd Term
1 August 1952 to 31 October 1952 Leonard Dixon Holloway, President of the Advisory Council 2nd Term
1 November 1952 to 31 July 1953 Charles Marie Gustav Adams, President of the Advisory Council
1 August 1953 to 31 July 1956 Ray Herbert Hastings Nobbs, President of the Advisory Council 3rd Term
1 August 1956 to 15 June 1959 Wilfrid Metcalfe Randall, President of the Advisory Council
15 June 1959 to 22 June 1960 vacant
22 June 1960 to 1967 Frederick James Needham, President of the Island Council
1967 to 1974 William M. Randall, President of the Island Council
1974 to 1976 Richard Albert Bataille, President of the Island Council
1976 to 1978 William Arthur Blucher, President of the Island Council
10 August 1978 Restoration of self-government
10 August 1979 to 21 May 1986 David Ernest Buffett, Chief Minister
21 May 1986 to 22 May 1989 John Terence Brown, President of the Legislative Assembly
22 May 1989 to 20 May 1992 David Ernest Buffett, President of the Legislative Assembly
20 May 1992 to 4 May 1994 John Terence Brown, Head of Government
4 May 1994 to 5 May 1997 Michael William King, Head of Government
5 May 1997 to 28 February 2000 George Charles Smith, Chief Minister
28 February 2000 to 5 December 2001 Ronald Coane Nobbs, Chief Minister
5 December 2001 to 1 June 2006 Geoffrey Robert Gardner, Chief Minister
2 June 2006 to 28 March 2007 David Ernest Buffett, Chief Minister
28 March 2007 to 24 March 2010 Andre Nobbs, Chief Minister
24 March 2010 to 20 March 2013 David Ernest Buffett, Chief Minister
20 March 2013 to present Lisle Denis Snell, Chief Minister

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