|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 25 October 1930||Thomas Rainsford Bavin||Nationalist Party||John Thomas Lang||Australian Labor Party|
|NSW 8 October 1927||John Thomas Lang||Australian Labor Party||Thomas Rainsford Bavin||Nationalist Party|
|NSW 30 May 1925||George Warburton Fuller||Nationalist - Progressive Coalition||John Thomas Lang||Australian Labor Party|
Loss of election (Bavin): Beginning of Lang's second period in office; 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).
Premier dismissed by Governor: 'In May 1932 Lang's disagreements with the financial policies being pursued by the Commonwealth Government and the other States came to a head. When the Commonwealth Government issued a proclamation directed to NSW State public servants requiring them to pay certain revenues into the Commonwealth Bank, Lang issued a circular instructing them to avoid the federal order by not paying the moneys in; this action was in breach of the State Audit Act. The Governor, Sir Philip Game, then dismissed Lang on 13 May for a breach of federal law and invited Stevens, leader of the United Australia Party (which had just been formed from the NSW Nationalist Party and the All for Australia League), to form a new ministry.... [Stevens] then obtained a prorogation and a dissolution', Hughes and Graham, pp. 68-69, (see 'Sources', below). See also John Manning Ward, 'The Dismissal', in Radi and Spearritt (see 'References', below).
As leader of the opposition, Lang lost the ensuing election; see Geoffrey Robinson, '1932', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930-1965), pp. 53-103, (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 Lang's political career, see Michael Hogan, 'John Thomas Lang', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 179-199 (see 'Sources', below), and Bede Nairn, 'Lang, John Thomas (1876-1975)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, pp. 661-666, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983, ISBN 0522842739); see also Heather Radi and Peter Spearritt (editors), Jack Lang, (Neutral Bay, NSW: Hale & Iremonger, 1977, ISBN 0908094019).
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.