First Holt Ministry

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First Holt Ministry
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42nd Ministry of Australia
First Holt Ministry.jpg
The First Holt Ministry at their swearing-in
Date formed26 January 1966
Date dissolved14 December 1966
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralLord Casey
Prime MinisterHarold Holt
No. of ministers25
Member partyLiberalCountry coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderArthur Calwell
Legislature term(s)25th
PredecessorTenth Menzies Ministry
SuccessorSecond Holt Ministry

The First Holt Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 42nd ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 17th Prime Minister, Harold Holt. The Second Holt Ministry succeeded the Tenth Menzies Ministry, which dissolved on 26 January 1966 following the retirement of Robert Menzies. The ministry was replaced by the Second Holt Ministry on 14 December 1966 following the federal election that took place in November.[1]


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon Harold Holt MP Harold Holt 1965 01.jpg
Country Rt Hon John McEwen MP Sir John McEwen.jpg
Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon MP William McMahon 1966.jpg
Liberal Rt Hon Paul Hasluck MP Paul Hasluck 1960.jpg
Country Rt Hon Charles Adermann MP CharlesAdermann1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Allen Fairhall MP Allen Fairhall.jpg
Liberal Hon Senator Denham Henty DenhamHenty1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Alan Hulme MP AlanHulme1964.jpg
Liberal Hon David Fairbairn MP DavidFairbairn1963.jpg
Country Hon Charles Barnes MP CharlesBarnes1963.jpg
Liberal Hon Senator John Gorton JohnGorton.jpg
Liberal Hon Les Bury MP Les Bury.jpg

Junior ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Hon Gordon Freeth MP GordonFreeth1961.jpg
Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE MP ReginaldSwartz1962.jpg
Liberal Hon Hubert Opperman OBE MP HubertOpperman1965.jpg
Liberal Hon Billy Snedden QC MP BillySnedden.jpeg
Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes MP JimForbes1967.jpg
Country Hon Doug Anthony MP DougAnthony1964.jpg
Liberal Hon Fred Chaney MP FrederickChaney1962.jpg
Liberal Hon Peter Howson MP PeterHowson1963.jpg
Liberal Hon Senator Ken Anderson KenAnderson1962.jpg
Country Hon Senator Colin McKellar ColinMcKellar1965.jpg
Country Hon Ian Sinclair MP Ian Sinclair.jpg
Liberal Hon Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE AnnabelleRankin1966.jpg
Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser MP Malcolm Fraser 1966.jpg


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.