|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|TAS 22 May 1891||Philip Oakley Fysh||Ministerialists||Philip Oakley Fysh||Ministerialists|
|TAS 30 May 1877||Thomas Reiby||Support from parliamentary factions and independents||Philip Oakley Fysh||Support from parliamentary factions and independents|
Loss of election (Reibey): Beginning of Fysh's first period in office: Reibey lost a vote of confidence in June 1877 and was granted a dissolution. Despite the electoral success of his supporters, Reibey lost another vote of confidence after the election and Fysh was installed for his first period in office as Premier; see Terry Newman, Sandstone and Statutes: A History of the Tasmanian Parliament, (in process).
Resignation of premier (Fysh): Fysh attempted to resign in December 1877 after he lost a vote of confidence in his administration, but Governor Weld refused to accept his resignation. The House of Assembly then adjourned and, when it resumed, Fysh tendered his resignation again and Governor Weld reluctantly accepted it; see Terry Newman, Sandstone and Statutes: A History of the Tasmanian Parliament, (in process).
References: For a description of the style of parliamentary government in this period, see John Reynolds, 'Premiers and Political Leaders', in F C Green (editor), Tasmania: A Century of Responsible Government 1856-1956, pp 115-192, (Hobart: L G Shea, Government Printer, ), and note Terry Newman, Tasmanian Premiers 1856-1988: A Biographical Handbook, (Hobart: Tasmanian Parliamentary Library, ).
For a survey of Fysh's career, see Quentin Beresford, 'Fysh, Sir Philip Oakley (1835 - 1919)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, p. 602, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), on line at: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080619b.htm
'Ministries: Names of the Members of Successive Ministries which have held Office in Tasmania since the inauguration of Responsible Government, together with the Dates of Appointment and Retirement', Journal of House of Assembly, Second Session of the Forty-Fifth Parliament of Tasmania, Anno LIII and LV Eliz II; Session 2 of the 45th Parliament, Volume 251, 2004-2006, (Hobart: Government Printer, Tasmania).