Waddell ministry

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The Waddell ministry was the 31st ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 15th Premier, the Honourable Thomas Waddell, MLA.

State of New South Wales (1901–1911)

Waddell was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1887 as member for Bourke, serving in the See ministry, prior to assuming leadership of the Protectionist Party following the retirement of Sir John See, KCMG on grounds of ill health. The ministry covers the period from 14 June 1904 until 29 August 1904,[1][2] when Waddell's Progressive Party was defeated at the 1904 state election.[3] Waddell was succeeded by Joseph Carruthers and his Liberal Reform Party.

Composition of ministry[edit]

The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Waddell on 15 June 1904 and covers the period up to 29 August 1904. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Colonial Treasurer
Collector of Internal Revenue
Minister of Justice
Hon. Thomas Waddell MLA   Protectionist 15 June 1904 29 August 1904 75 days
Colonial Secretary
Registrar of Records
Hon. John Perry MLA   Protectionist
Attorney-General Hon. James Gannon KC, MLC   Protectionist
Secretary for Lands Hon. Edward O'Sullivan MLA   Protectionist
Secretary for Public Works Hon. Walter Bennett, MLA   Protectionist 17 June 1904 73 days
Minister of Public Instruction
Minister for Labour and Industry
Hon. John Fegan MLA   Protectionist 15 June 1904 75 days
Secretary for Mines and Agriculture Hon. John Kidd, MLA   Protectionist
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
Hon. Colonel James Mackay, CB, MLC   Protectionist

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 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Wah, Malvyne Jong; Page, Jeffrey E. (November 2007). "New South Wales Parliamentary Record 1824 – 2007" (PDF). VIII. Parliament of New South Wales: 261. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Clune, David. "Facts and Figures - Political Parties of NSW (Overview)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
Preceded by
See ministry
Waddell ministry
Succeeded by
Carruthers ministry