ID 0039

State Government of New South Wales beginning 28 March 1901 - period in office of Premier See, John ending on 15 June 1904



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

Premier
See, John
Date of beginning of period in office
28 March 1901
Date of end of period in office
15 June 1904 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Resignation of premier (see note) 
Reason for end of this government
Change of party leader (see note)
Number of days in office
1,175 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Progressive Party (Progressives)
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
11
Number from party of premier
11
Number from coalition party 1
0
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
2
Number who are women
0

Assembly elections contested as premier or after which became premier (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

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Election Premier at election Premier's party Premier after election Premier's party
NSW 3 July 1901John SeeProgressive Party (Progressives)John SeeProgressive Party (Progressives)

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Notes

Resignation of premier (Lyne): Beginning of John See's period in office; Lyne 'Resigned after becoming Commonwealth Minister', David Clune and Ken Turner (editors), The Premiers of New South Wales, vol. 1, (1856-1901), table 3, pp. 228-229, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 186287550). John See was then commissioned to form a government; see Hughes and Graham, p. 60 (see 'Sources', below).

On becoming premier of a minority Protectionist Party government, John See and his ministry 'constituted themselves as the Progressive Party', Michael Hogan, '1901', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 1 (1901 to 1927), pp. 1-28 at p.10, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390), and see Hogan in 'References', below.

Change of party leader (John See): John See 'Resigned due to ill health', Clune and Turner, vol. 2, table 2 pp. 508-511 (see 'Sources', below). For a description of the circumstances which led to the resignation of John See and his replacement by Waddell, see Michael Hogan, '1904' in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 1 (1901 to 1927), pp. 29-57, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390), and Hogan in 'References', below.

References: For an analysis of the role of Premier in New South Wales, see David Clune and Ken Turner, 'Introduction: The Changing Role of the Premier in the 20th Century', pp. 1-14, in Clune and Turner vol. 2 (see, 'Sources', below).

For a survey of John See's political career, see Michael Hogan, 'John (later Sir John) See', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 17-30 (see 'Sources', below), and Keith Henry, 'See, Sir John (1845-1907)', in Geoffrey Searle (general editor) Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, pp. 560-562, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988, ISBN 0522843808).

Sources

David Clune and Ken Turner (editors), The Premiers of New South Wales, vol. 2, (1901-2005), (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 186287551); 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.

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