|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 22 March 2003||Robert John Carr||Australian Labor Party||Robert John Carr||Australian Labor Party|
|NSW 27 March 1999||Robert John Carr||Australian Labor Party||Robert John Carr||Australian Labor Party|
|NSW 25 March 1995||John Joseph Fahey||Liberal Party||Robert John Carr||Australian Labor Party|
Loss of election (Greiner) Beginning of Carr's period in office; see Tony Smith, '1995', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 3 (1968-1999), pp. 323-368, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907412).
Change of party leader (Carr): On 27 July 2005, Carr announced he would resign as Premier. The Labor Party caucus chose Iemma to lead the Party, and he was commissioned as Premier on 3 August 2005; see Smith, pp. 496-497 (see 'References', below).
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), and an extended review of the Australian Labor Party's period in government is provided in David Clune and Rodney Smith (editors), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in Office in NSW 1995-2011, (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2012, ISBN 9781742376639).
For surveys of Carr's political career, see David Clune, 'Bob Carr: The Unexpected Colossus', in John Wanna and Paul Williams (editors), Yes Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories, pp. 33-59, (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2005, ISBN 0868408409), and Rodney Smith, 'Robert John Carr', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 479-498, (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, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, pp. 298-311, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2002, ISBN 1862874344); 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.