ID 0043

State Government of New South Wales beginning 21 October 1910 - period in office of Premier McGowen, James Sinclair Taylor ending on 30 June 1913



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

Premier
McGowen, James Sinclair Taylor
Date of beginning of period in office
21 October 1910
Date of end of period in office
30 June 1913 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
Change of party leader
Number of days in office
983 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Australian Labor Party
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
Majority
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
10
Number from party of premier
10
Number from coalition party 1
0
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
1
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 14 October 1910Charles Gregory WadeLiberal PartyJames Sinclair Taylor McGowenAustralian Labor Party

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Notes

Loss of election (Wade): Beginning of McGowen's period in office; See, Michael Hogan, '1910', 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. 91-117, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390); see also.

Temporary resignation of government: In July 1911, a variety of factors conspired to deprive the government of a working majority in the Assembly and Holman, as Acting-Premier while McGowen was overseas, tendered the government's resignation. A complex series of events led to the McGowen government being asked to continue in office by the Lieutenant-Governor, and being able to regain a working majority in the Assembly until the election of 6 December 1913. For a brief account of these events, see Hughes and Graham, p. 64, (see 'Sources', below); for more detail, see Michael Hogan, '1913', 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. 121-124, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390), and Taska in 'References', below.

Change of party leader (McGowen): 'In June 1913 McGowen resigned, and caucus elected Holman as leader', Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, p. 64, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); see also Michael Hogan, '1913', 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. 119-152 at p. 124, (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 McGowen's political career, see Lucy Taska, 'James Sinclair Taylor McGowen', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 93-114 (see 'Sources', below), and Bede Nairn, 'McGowen, James Sinclair Taylor (1855-1922)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, pp. 273-274, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986, ISBN 0522843271).

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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