|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 10 September 1907||Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers||Liberal Party||Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers||Liberal Party|
|NSW 6 August 1904||Thomas Waddell||Progressive Party (Progressives)||Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers||Liberal Party|
Loss of election (Waddell): Beginning of Carruthers's period in office; 'Following the overwhelming defeat of the Protectionist ministry at the August 1904 election, Waddell resigned and the Governor commissioned Carruthers' Hughes and Graham, p. 61, and 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).
Change of party leader (Carruthers): Carruthers resigned as Premier less than three weeks after winning an election; 'Exhausted by campaigning and vilification, he suddenly resigned the premiership at the end of September pleading ill health and advised the Governor, Sir Harry Rawson, to send for (Sir) Gregory Wade', Ward, p. 577, (see 'References', below). See also Michael Hogan, '1907', 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. 59-90, at p. 89 (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390).
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 Carruthers's political career, see Don Harwin, 'Joseph (later Sir Joseph) Hector Carruthers', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 45-75 (see 'Sources', below), and John M Ward, 'Carruthers, Sir Joseph Hector McNeil (1856-1932)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors) Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, pp. 574-578, (Melbourne; Melbourne University Press, 1979, ISBN 0522841856).
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.