|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 25 March 1922||James Dooley||Australian Labor Party||George Warburton Fuller||Nationalist - Progressive Coalition|
Death of premier (Storey): Beginning of Dooley's first period in office; After Storey's death, Dooley was commissioned as Premier of a precarious minority government; see Hughes and Graham, p. 68 (see 'Sources', below), and Michael Hogan, '1922', 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. 235-267 at p. 236, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390).
Defeat in parliament (Dooley): 'On 6 December 1921 Fuller announced that he would move to censure the Government for its taxation policy. Upon receiving assurance that the Nationalist and Progressives would cooperate, the Speaker, Levy, resigned on 8 December during the censure motion and a Labor Speaker had to be elected on 13 December. The Labor Party was thus put into a minority and defeated on an adjournment motion 45-44. On 14 December Dooley sought a dissolution and, when it was refused, resigned; on his advice, Fuller was sent for. The Governor gave Fuller until 20 December to form a ministry. On that date Fuller ... announced his ministry', Hughes and Graham, p. 68, (see 'Sources', below). Fuller's ministry was to last a mere seven hours before Dooley was again commissioned to form a government; see the next two periods in office in this series for New South Wales.
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 Dooley's political career, see Duncan Waterson, 'James Dooley', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 153-165 (see 'Sources', below), and Chris Cunneen, 'Dooley, James Thomas (1877-1950)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, pp. pp. 324-325, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981, ISBN 0522842194).
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.