List of mayors and lord mayors of Brisbane
Mayors of the Brisbane Municipal Council (1859-1903)
|Thomas Blacket Stephens||1862|
|Albert John Hockings (1st term)||1865|
|Richard Symes Warry||1866|
|Albert John Hockings (2nd term)||1867|
|Edward Joseph Baines||1872|
|Richard Ash Kingsford||1876|
|John Daniel Heal||1879|
|Abram Robertson Byram||1883|
|John McMaster (1st term)||1884|
|Benjamin Harris Babbidge||1885|
|William McNaughton Galloway||1889|
|John McMaster (2nd term)||1890|
|John Allworth Clark||1891|
|John McMaster (3rd term)||1893|
|Robert Woods Thurlow||1896|
|John McMaster (4th term)||1897|
|William Andrew Seal||1899|
|James Nicol Robinson||1900|
|Thomas Proe (1st term)||1901|
Mayors of the Brisbane City Council (1903-1925)
|Thomas Proe (2nd term)||1905|
|William Murray Thompson||1907|
|Charles Packenham Buchanan (1st term)||1908|
|John Hetherington (1st term)||1910|
|Harry Diddams (1st term)||1911|
|Alfred John Raymond||1912|
|Charles Moffatt Jenkinson||1914|
|John Hetherington (2nd term)||1916–1917|
|John McMaster (5th term)||1918–1919|
|Charles Packenham Buchanan (2nd term)||1919–1919|
|James Francis Maxwell||1920–1921||Queensland United|
|Harry Diddams (2nd term)||1921–1924|
|Thomas Wilson (2nd term)||1925|
Lord Mayors of the Brisbane City Council (1925-present)
|William Alfred Jolly||1925–1931||United Australia Party|
|Archibald Watson||1931||Nationalist Civic Party|
|John William Greene||1931–1934||Progress Party/Independent|
|Alfred James Jones||1934–1940||Labor|
|Sir John Beals Chandler||1940–1952||Citizens' Municipal Organisation|
|Frank Edward Roberts||1952–1955||Labor|
|Sir Reg Groom||1955–1961||Citizens' Municipal Organisation|
Historical party names
Prior to the formation of the Liberal Party in 1944, conservative councillors stood on a variety of different platforms: the Unity Party, Nationalist Citizens Party, Civic Reform League, the Citizens Municipal Organization and the Liberal Civic Party.
The United Party and its successor the Nationalist Citizens Party were created as the vehicle for conservative candidates to campaign against Labor candidates in the newly formed Brisbane City Council. The Nationalist Citizens Party was doomed when the very conservative Civic Reform League was created on 12 December 1930. This saw most of the conservative councillors from the Nationalist Citizens Party - led by Acting Mayor Watson - defect to the Civic Reform League, which failed to win the subsequent elections. The Progress Party was created at the same time and for the 1931 election saw only three of its candidates win, including John Greene, who became Lord Mayor as a compromise candidate amongst the 20 alderman.
The Citizens' Municipal Organization (CMO) was ostensibly a nonpartisan grouping, but was informally aligned with firstly the United Australian Party, then the Liberal Party (after 1944). The CMO was formed on 23 June 1936 and was the platform for the election campaigns of Sir John Chandler and Sir Reg Groom. The organization then became the Liberal Civic Party after the 1970 election due to the abysmal results against popular incumbent, Clem Jones. Finally in the 1976 election, the Liberal Party began to contest the elections directly.
- Larcombe, F.A. (Frederick) (1973). The Origin of Local Government in New South Wales 1831–58. Sydney University Press. p. 274. ISBN 0-424-06610-6.
- Brisbane City Council Archives
- The Mayors of Brisbane, The Queenslander, Saturday 6 February 1892, page 278
- Australian History Publishing Co (1936), Queensland and Queenslanders : incorporating 'Prominent Queenslanders', Australian History Publishing Co, p. 270, retrieved 1 October 2015 — available online
- "Agency Details – Brisbane City Council I". 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- "MR. T. WILSON DEAD". The Brisbane Courier (23,495). Queensland, Australia. 20 May 1933. p. 12. Retrieved 2 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Shaping A City – Making Greater Brisbane Work (1925–1985), John Cole (1985), Published by William Brooks Queensland
- John Cole (1985). Shaping A City – Making Greater Brisbane Work (1925–1985). William Brooks Queensland. pp. 49–52, 73–78.
- John Cole (1985). Shaping A City – Making Greater Brisbane Work (1925–1985). William Brooks Queensland. p. 74.
- John Cole (1985). Shaping A City – Making Greater Brisbane Work (1925–1985). William Brooks Queensland. pp. 98, 107–108.