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Holman ministry (1916–1920)

Second Holman ministry
36th Cabinet of the State of New South Wales
Date formed15 November 1916 (1916-11-15)
Date dissolved12 April 1920 (1920-04-12)
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
GovernorSir Gerald Strickland / Sir Walter Davidson
Head of governmentWilliam Holman
No. of ministers12
Member partygrand coalition / Nationalist
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderJohn Storey
History
Election(s)1917 New South Wales election
Outgoing election1920 New South Wales election
PredecessorHolman Labor ministry
SuccessorStorey ministry

The Holman ministry (1916 – 1920), also known as the Second Holman ministry or Holman Nationalist ministry was the 36th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 19th Premier, William Holman.

Holman was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1898, serving until 1920, before being elected to the Australian House of Representatives. Holman had earlier served as Deputy Leader in the ministry of James McGowen, before replacing McGowen as leader of the parliamentary Labor Party and serving as Labor Premier between 1913 and 1916.[1]

In November 1916 Labor split over conscription, when Premier Holman, and twenty of his supporters were expelled from the party for defying party policy and supporting conscription.[2] Holman and his supporters joined a grand coalition with the members of the various conservative parties.[3] By 1917, this had coalesced into the Nationalist Party of Australia, with Holman as leader. At the 1917 state election, Holman stood as a candidate for the Nationalist Party, and successfully retained his seat of Cootamundra.[1]

The ministry covers the period from 15 November 1916 until 12 April 1920,[4] when Holman lost his seat as serving Premier and his government was defeated at the 1920 state election by Labor's John Storey.[1]

Composition of ministry

Portfolio Minister Party at appointment Term start Term end Term length
Premier William Holman[b]   Ex Labor 15 November 1916 12 April 1920 3 years, 149 days
Treasurer 30 October 1918 1 year, 349 days
John Fitzpatrick[b]   Nationalist 30 October 1918 12 April 1920 1 year, 165 days
Secretary for Mines   Liberal Reform 15 November 1916 3 years, 149 days
Chief Secretary
Registrar of Records
Sir George Fuller[f]   Liberal Reform
Attorney-General David Hall   Ex Labor 23 July 1919 2 years, 250 days
John Garland KC MLC   Nationalist 23 July 1919 12 April 1920 264 days
Secretary for Lands
Minister for Forests
William Ashford   Ex Labor 15 November 1916 3 years, 149 days
Secretary for Public Works
Minister for Railways
Richard Ball   Farmers and Settlers
Minister of Agriculture William Grahame[e]   Ex Labor 14 January 1920 3 years, 60 days
William Ashford   Nationalist 9 February 1920 12 April 1920 63 days
Minister for Labour and Industry George Beeby MLC / MLA[a][c]   National Progressive 15 November 1916 23 July 1919 2 years, 250 days
Augustus James   Nationalist 23 July 1919 12 April 1920 264 days
Minister of Public Instruction   Liberal Reform 15 November 1916 3 years, 149 days
Minister of Justice
Solicitor General
John Garland KC MLC 23 July 1919 2 years, 250 days
Jack FitzGerald MLC   Nationalist 23 July 1919 12 April 1920 264 days
Minister of Public Health   Labor 15 November 1916 18 July 1919 2 years, 245 days
David Storey   Nationalist 18 July 1919 29 January 1920 195 days
Albert Bruntnell 9 February 1920 12 April 1920 63 days
Minister for Local Government Jack FitzGerald MLC   Labor 15 November 1916 3 years, 149 days
Vice-President of the Executive Council 30 July 1919 2 years, 257 days
David Hall[e]   Nationalist 30 July 1919 9 February 1920 194 days
Sir George Fuller[f] 9 February 1920 27 February 1920 18 days
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council Jack FitzGerald MLC   Labor 15 November 1916 12 June 1918 1 year, 209 days
John Garland KC MLC   Nationalist 12 June 1918 12 April 1920 1 year, 305 days
Minister for Housing[d] David Hall[e] 23 July 1919 9 February 1920 201 days
Charles Oakes 9 February 1920 12 April 1920 63 days
Minister without portfolio 18 July 1919 9 February 1920 206 days
Minister without portfolio (acting Minister of Public Health) David Storey   Liberal Reform 15 November 1916 18 July 1919 2 years, 245 days
Minister without portfolio (assisting Secretary for Lands) John Crane   Nationalist 9 February 1920 12 April 1920 63 days
Minister without portfolio (assisting Minister of Agriculture) Arthur Grimm

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

  1. ^ a b George Beeby was appointed to the Legislative Council until February 1917 when he was successfully contested the election for Wagga Wagga.
  2. ^ a b c William Holman stepped aside as Treasurer on 30 October 1918 to be the first Premier not to hold a separate portfolio. John Fitzpatrick replaced Holman as Treasurer.
  3. ^ a b George Beeby was absent from the state from 30 October 1918 until 9 June 1919, resulting in a subsequent reshuffle where he was not reappointed to the ministry.
  4. ^ a b A new portfolio of Housing was created in 1919. David Hall shifted from Attorney General as inaugural Minister, resigning six months later.
  5. ^ a b c d Both David Hall and William Grahame resigned from the ministry, just weeks before the 1920 election, requiring a final reshuffle.
  6. ^ a b George Fuller was knighted on 3 June 1919.[5]

See also

  • Holman Labor ministry

References

  1. ^ a b c Nairn, Bede. "Holman, William Arthur (1871–1934)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ "PLL expulsions". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 November 1916. p. 7. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Proceedings in the Assembly: censure motion defeated". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 November 1916. p. 13. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
    "No state crisis". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 November 1916. p. 6. Retrieved 7 May 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 March 2020.[i]
  5. ^ "Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (Imperial) entry for Hon George Warburton Fuller". Australian Honours Database. Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 3 June 1919. Retrieved 30 November 2019. Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
  1. ^ The causes of changes to the composition of the ministry, in chronological order, were Beeby became an MLA,[a] Holman dropped Treasury,[b] Beeby dropped,[c] Housing created,[d] and Hall & Grahame resigned.[e]

 

Preceded byHolman Labor ministry Holman ministry 1916 – 1920 Succeeded byStorey ministry
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