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State Government of New South Wales beginning 13 April 1920 - period in office of Premier Storey, John ending on 6 October 1921

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

Storey, John
Date of beginning of period in office
13 April 1920
Date of end of period in office
6 October 1921 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
Death of premier
Number of days in office

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Australian Labor Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Coalition partner 2
Coalition partner 3
Coalition partner 4
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
If change in parliamentary support during period
If further change during period

Number of ministers at beginning of period (this may vary during the period)

Total number of ministers
Number from party of premier
Number from coalition party 1
Number from coalition party 2
Number from upper house
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
NSW 20 March 1920William Arthur HolmanNationalist PartyJohn StoreyAustralian Labor Party

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Loss of election (Holman): Beginning of Storey's period in office; 'Following the March 1920 election (at which Holman lost his seat) the Legislative Assembly was equally divided between the forty-four Labor members with one pro-Labor socialist on one side, and twenty-seven Nationalists, fifteen Progressives, and three pro-Nationalist independents on the other. Holman resigned and advised the Governor to commission Storey', Hughes and Graham, p. 67, (see 'Sources', below); see also Michael Hogan, '1920', 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. 181-234, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390).

Death of premier (Storey): After Storey's death, Dooley was commissioned as premier; see Hughes and Graham, p. 68, (see 'Sources', 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 Storey's political career, see Jim Hagan, 'John Storey', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 141-151 (see 'Sources', below), and Bede Nairn, 'Storey, John (1869-1921)', in John Ritchie (general editor), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, pp. 106-108, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1990, ISBN 0522844375).


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.