ID 0429

State Government of South Australia beginning 16 June 1885 - period in office of Premier Downer, John William ending on 11 June 1887



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

Premier
Downer, John William
Date of beginning of period in office
16 June 1885
Date of end of period in office
11 June 1887 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Defeat in parliament 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
Number of days in office
725 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Conservative Ministerialists
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
6
Number from party of premier
6
Number from coalition party 1
Number from coalition party 2
Number from upper house
1
Number who are women

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
SA 19 March 1887John William DownerConservative MinisterialistsThomas Playford [snr]Liberal Ministerialists

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