|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 (Crowther): Beginning of Giblin's second period in office and the so-called 'Continuous Ministry': When Crowther's Colonial Treasurer, David Lewis, proposed an income tax which was defeated, Crowther requested a dissolution of the House of Assembly. This request was refused by Governor Weld, and Crowther resigned as Premier; Giblin was then commissioned to form a government; see Reynolds, pp 149-167, (see 'References', below), and Terry Newman, Sandstone and Statutes: A History of the Tasmanian Parliament, (in process).
Resignation of premier (Giblin): Giblin's failing health led to his resignation as Premier in favour of Douglas.
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).