First Mitchell Ministry

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The First Mitchell Ministry was the 15th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia and was led by Nationalist Premier James Mitchell. It succeeded the Colebatch Ministry on 17 May 1919 after the collapse of Hal Colebatch's brief service as Premier. It assumed a stability which had been absent from Western Australian politics since the 1914 election. The ministry was followed by the Collier Ministry on 15 April 1924 after the Nationalist coalition lost government at the state election held on 22 March.

First Ministry[edit]

The following ministers served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 12 April 1921, following the 1921 state election:

Office Minister

Premier
Colonial Treasurer
Minister for Lands
Minister for Repatriation

Sir James Mitchell, MLA

Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Public Health
Minister for Education
Minister for the North-West

Hal Colebatch, MLC
Attorney-General
Thomas Draper, MLA

Minister for Works
Minister for Water Supply

William George, MLA

Colonial Secretary (until 25 June 1919)
Minister for Railways

(from 25 June 1919:)

Minister for Mines
Minister for Forests
Minister for Police
Minister for Industries
John Scaddan, MLA
Colonial Secretary (from 25 June 1919)
Frank Broun, MLA

Minister for Mines
Minister for Industries
Minister for Forests

Robert Robinson, MLA
(until 21 June 1919)
Minister without portfolio Francis Willmott, MLA
Charles Baxter, MLC

Legend:

Nationalist Party
Country Party

Second Ministry[edit]

The following ministers served from their appointment on 12 April 1921 until the end of the Ministry on 15 April 1924, following the 1924 state election:

Office Minister

Premier
Colonial Treasurer
Minister for Lands
Minister for Repatriation

Sir James Mitchell, MLA

Minister for Education
Minister for the North-West
Minister for Justice

Hal Colebatch, MLC
(until 17 June 1923)

Minister for Education
Minister for the North-West
Minister for Justice

John Ewing, MLC
(from 18 June 1923)

Minister for Works
Minister for Water Supply

William George, MLA

Minister for Railways
Minister for Mines
Minister for Forests
Minister for Police
Minister for Industries

John Scaddan, MLA

Colonial Secretary
Minister for Public Health

Frank Broun, MLA
(until 22 August 1922)

Colonial Secretary
Minister for Public Health

Richard Sampson, MLA
(from 22 August 1922)
Minister for Agriculture
Henry Kennedy Maley, MLA

References[edit]

Preceded by
Colebatch Ministry
First Mitchell Ministry
1919–1924
Succeeded by
First Collier Ministry