ID 0052

State Government of New South Wales beginning 18 October 1927 - period in office of Premier Bavin, Thomas Rainsford ending on 4 November 1930



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

Premier
Bavin, Thomas Rainsford
Date of beginning of period in office
18 October 1927
Date of end of period in office
4 November 1930 
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
1,113 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Nationalist Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Country Party
Coalition partner 2
--none--
Coalition partner 3
--none--
Coalition partner 4
--none--
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Coalition
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
14
Number from party of premier
10
Number from coalition party 1
4
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 25 October 1930Thomas Rainsford BavinNationalist PartyJohn Thomas LangAustralian Labor Party
NSW 8 October 1927John Thomas LangAustralian Labor PartyThomas Rainsford BavinNationalist Party

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Notes

Loss of election (Lang): Beginning of Bavin's period in office; see Kevin Cosgrove, '1927', 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. 325-370, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390).

Loss of election (Bavin): See Geoffrey Robinson, '1930', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930-1965), pp. 1-52, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907404).

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 Bavin's political career, see J B Paul, 'Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Rainsford Bavin', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 201-214 (see 'Sources', below), and John McCarthy, 'Bavin, Sir Thomas Rainsford (1874-1941)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, pp. 214-216, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981, ISBN 0522841856)

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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