ID 0060

State Government of New South Wales beginning 30 April 1964 - period in office of Premier Renshaw, John Brophy ending on 13 May 1965

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

Renshaw, John Brophy
Date of beginning of period in office
30 April 1964
Date of end of period in office
13 May 1965 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
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 1 May 1965John Brophy RenshawAustralian Labor PartyRobert [also Robin] William AskinLiberal Party

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Change of party leader (Heffron): Beginning of Renshaw's period in office; 'On 28 April Heffron retired. On 29 April caucus elected Renshaw as leader and filled the vacancy in cabinet', Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, p. 84, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).

Loss of election (Renshaw): 'The Labor government was defeated at the general election on 1 May 1965, but determination of the result was slow. On 11 May Renshaw saw the Governor and Askin was commissioned;...', Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, p. 23, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1977, ISBN 0708113400); see also Chris Puplick, '1965', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930-1965), pp. 427-463, (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 Renshaw's political career, see Ken Turner, 'John Brophy Renshaw', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 333-345 (see 'Sources', below).


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.