ID 0003

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 27 April 1904 - period in office of Prime minister Watson, John Christian ending on 17 August 1904



Period in office of prime minister (see Glossary entry for 'period in office' and related terms)

Prime minister
Watson, John Christian
Date of beginning of period in office
27 April 1904
Date of end of period in office
17 August 1904 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Defeat in parliament 
Reason for end of this government
Defeat in parliament
Number of days in office
112 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Australian Labor Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
--none--
Coalition partner 2
--none--
Coalition partner 3
--none--
Coalition partner 4
--none--
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Minority
If change in parliamentary support during period
--none--  
If further change during period
--none--  

Number of ministers at beginning of period (this may vary during the period)

Total number of ministers
8
Number from party of prime minister
8
Number from coalition party 1
0
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
2
Number who are women
0

House of Representatives elections contested as prime minister or after which became prime minister (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

This prime minister did not win office as the result of an election, and was not (or has not been) in office long enough to contest an election as prime minister; see 'Period in office' table above.


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Notes

For details of all Commonwealth prime ministers, see Michelle Grattan (editor) Australian Prime Ministers (Sydney: New Holland, 2000).

Sources

Hughes and Graham, (1968) A Handbook of Ausralian Government and Politics 1890-1964.

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