|2nd cabinet of the Colony of South Australia|
|Date formed||21 August 1857|
|Date dissolved||1 September 1857|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Queen Victoria (Monarch)|
Sir Richard MacDonnell (Governor)
|Head of government||John Baker|
|No. of ministers||6|
|Status in legislature||Minority Government|
The Baker Ministry was the 2nd Ministry of the Government of South Australia, led by Premier John Baker. It commenced on 21 August 1857 after Baker's allies defeated the Finniss Ministry in the House of Assembly. The ministry lost a confidence vote after only two days, announced that they would resign, and adjourned parliament until the formation of the Torrens Ministry on 1 September 1857. At 11 days in office, it is the third-shortest ministry in South Australian history.
Composition of ministry
|Portfolio||Minister||Term commence||Term end||Term of office|
|Hon. John Baker MLC||21 August 1857||1 September 1857||11 days|
|Colonial Treasurer||Hon. Capt. John Hart MHA|
|Attorney-General||Hon. Edward Gwynne MLC|
|Commissioner of Crown Lands and Immigration||Hon. William Milne MHA|
|Commissioner of Public Works||Hon. Arthur Blyth MHA|
||Hon. John Bagot MHA|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836-2009" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
- "SOUTH AUSTRALIA". The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 7 September 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 21 September 2015.