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, when Waddell's Progressive Party was defeated at the 1904 state election. Waddell was succeeded by Joseph Carruthers and his Liberal Reform Party.
Composition of ministry
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|
Collector of Internal Revenue
Minister of Justice
|Hon. Thomas Waddell MLA||Protectionist||15 June 1904||29 August 1904||75 days|
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|
- Thomas Waddell - 15th Premier of New South Wales
- Self-government in New South Wales
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- Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1901-1904
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