|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|TAS 25 May 1882||William Robert Giblin||Support from parliamentary factions and independents||William Robert Giblin||Support from parliamentary factions and independents|
Resignation of premier (Fysh): Beginning of Giblin's first period in office: 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. But Weld refused the resignations of the rest of the ministry and Giblin was commissioned as Premier; see Terry Newman, Sandstone and Statutes: A History of the Tasmanian Parliament, (in process), and note the footnote to Fysh's ministry in Journal of House of Assembly: 'On Mr Fysh's retirement from the position of Premier, in March 1878, he was succeeded by Mr Giblin, without any further change in the constitution of the Ministry', see 'Sources', below for reference.
Resignation of premier (Giblin): Without being able to make progress with the financial policies which he inherited from the Fysh government, Giblin resigned as Premier.
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 Giblin's career, see E M Dollery, 'Giblin, William Robert (1840 - 1887)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4, pp 243-244, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1972), on line at: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040273b.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).