Lyne ministry

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Lyne ministry
29th cabinet of the Colony of New South Wales
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Premier Sir William Lyne and the Colony of New South Wales (1863–1900)
Date formed 14 September 1899 (1899-09-14)
Date dissolved 27 March 1901 (1901-03-27)
People and organisations
Head of government Sir William Lyne
Head of state Queen Victoria (represented by The Earl Beauchamp)
No. of ministers 10
Member party Protectionist Party
Status in legislature Majority government
Opposition party Liberal and Reform Association
Opposition leader Joseph Carruthers
Predecessor Reid ministry
Successor See ministry

The Lyne ministry was the 29th ministry of the Colony of New South Wales, and was led by the 13th Premier, the Honourable Sir William Lyne, KCMG, MLA.

Lyne was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1880 as member for Hume, serving in the Jennings and Dibbs ministries. prior to assuming leadership of the Protectionist Party. The ministry covers the period from 14 September 1899 until 27 March 1901,[1][2] when Lyne was elected to the first federal Parliament.[3][4] Lyne was succeeded by his Protectionist Party colleague, John See.

Composition of ministry[edit]

The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Lyne on 14 September 1899 and covers the period up to 27 March 1901; although some ministers retained portfolio responsibilities until the See ministry was sworn in. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.

Portfolio Minister Party Term start Term end Term length
Premier Hon. Sir William Lyne, KCMG, MLA1   Protectionist 14 September 1899 27 March 1901 1 year, 194 days
Vice-President of the Executive Council   Protectionist 15 September 1899 1 day
Colonial Treasurer
Collector of Internal Revenue
  Protectionist 15 September 1899 20 March 1901 1 year, 186 days
Colonial Secretary
Registrar of Records
Hon. John See MLA   Protectionist 14 September 1899 27 March 1901 1 year, 194 days
Attorney-General Hon. Bernhard Wise KC, MLC   Protectionist
Secretary for Lands Hon. Thomas Hassall MLA   Protectionist 9 April 1901 1 year, 207 days
Secretary for Public Works Hon. Edward O'Sullivan MLA   Protectionist 27 March 1901 1 year, 194 days
Minister of Justice Hon. William Herbert Wood, MLA   Protectionist 9 April 1901 1 year, 207 days
Minister of Public Instruction
Minister for Labour and Industry
Hon. John Perry, MLA   Protectionist 27 March 1901 1 year, 194 days
Secretary for Mines and Agriculture Hon. John Fegan MLA   Protectionist 15 September 1899 8 April 1901 1 year, 205 days
Postmaster-General Hon. William Crick MLA   Protectionist 14 September 1899 28 February 1901 1 year, 167 days
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
Hon. James Alexander Kenneth Mackay, MLC   Protectionist 15 September 1899 24 April 1900 221 days
Hon. Francis Suttor MLC   Protectionist 12 June 1900 27 March 1901 288 days
1 In 1900, Lyne was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George whilst in office.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Former Members - Chronological List of Ministries 1856 to 2009 (requires download)" (Excel spreadsheet). Project for the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Wah, Malvyne Jong; Page, Jeffrey E. (November 2007). "New South Wales Parliamentary Record 1824 – 2007" (PDF). VIII. Parliament of New South Wales: 260. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Serle, Percival. "Lyne, Sir William John (1844–1913)". Dictionary of Australian Biography. Project Gutenberg Australia. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Cunneen, Chris (1986). "Lyne, Sir William John (1844–1913)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
Preceded by
Reid ministry
Lyne ministry
Succeeded by
See ministry