ID 0004

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 18 August 1904 - period in office of Prime minister Reid [prime minister], George Houston ending on 5 July 1905



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

Prime minister
Reid [prime minister], George Houston
Date of beginning of period in office
18 August 1904
Date of end of period in office
5 July 1905 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Defeat in parliament 
Reason for end of this government
Defeat in parliament
Number of days in office
321 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Free Trade Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Protectionist Party
Coalition partner 2
--none--
Coalition partner 3
--none--
Coalition partner 4
--none--
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Coalition
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
8
Number from party of prime minister
4
Number from coalition party 1
4
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
2
Number who are women
0

House of Representatives elections contested as prime minister or after which became prime minister (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

This prime minister did not win office as the result of an election, and was not (or has not been) in office long enough to contest an election as prime minister; see 'Period in office' table above.


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Notes

Reid had previously been premier of New South Wales from 1894-1899.

Sources

Hughes and Graham, (1968) A Handbook of Ausralian Government and Politics 1890-1964.

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