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State Government of New South Wales beginning 13 April 1922 - period in office of Premier Fuller, George Warburton ending on 17 June 1925



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

Premier
Fuller, George Warburton
Date of beginning of period in office
13 April 1922
Date of end of period in office
17 June 1925 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
Number of days in office
1,161 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Nationalist - Progressive Coalition
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
13
Number from party of premier
10
Number from coalition party 1
3
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
2
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 30 May 1925George Warburton FullerNationalist - Progressive CoalitionJohn Thomas LangAustralian Labor Party
NSW 25 March 1922James DooleyAustralian Labor PartyGeorge Warburton FullerNationalist - Progressive Coalition

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Notes

Loss of election (Dooley): Beginning of Fuller's period in office; see 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, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390).

Minority coalition with the Progressive Party: At the 1922 election, the Progressive Party campaigned as two groups, one led by Wearne as part of a coalition with the Nationalist Party, the other led by Bruxner which campaigned as 'True Blue' Progressives. After the election, the Nationalists and their coalition with the Wearne group of Progressives were short of a majority of seats and relied on the Bruxner group to keep them in office. As the Bruxner Progressives did not form part of the government, the Fuller government's parliamentary support was that of a coalition minority government; see Hogan '1922' and '1925' (references in the paragraphs above and below).

Loss of election (Fuller): See Michael Hogan, '1925', 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. 269-324, (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 Fuller's political career, see David Clune, 'Sir George Warburton Fuller', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 167-177 (see 'Sources', below), and John M Ward, 'Fuller, Sir George Warburton (1861-1940)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, pp. pp. 595-597, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981, ISBN 0522842194).

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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