Defeat in parliament (Reid): Beginning of Lyne's period in office; Reid 'Resigned after defeat in Legislative Assembly on censure motion', see Clune and Turner, vol. 1 table 3, pp. 228-229 (see 'Sources', below). Lyne was then commissioned to form a government; see Hughes and Graham, pp. 59-60, (see 'Sources' below).
Resignation of premier (Lyne): Lyne 'Resigned after becoming Commonwealth Minister', see Clune and Turner, vol. 1 table 3, pp. 228-229 (see 'Sources', below).
References: For a description and analysis of the style of parliamentary government in this period see David Clune and Ken Turner, 'Introduction: The Colonial Premiers', pp. 1-12, in Clune and Turner vol. 1 (see, 'Sources', below).
For a survey of Lyne's political career, see Michael Hogan, 'William (later Sir William) John Lyne', in Clune and Turner, vol. 1, pp. 209-218 (see 'Sources', below), and Chris Cunneen, 'Lyne, Sir William John (1844-1913)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors) Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, pp. 179-182, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986, ISBN 0522843271).
David Clune and Ken Turner (editors), The Premiers of New South Wales, vol. 1, (1856-1901), (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 186287550); Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 57-85, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 246-308, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999). In consulting these sources, note the difference between ministries and periods in office.