This is Volume One of an authoritative two-volume work containing biographies of the 13 Colonial Premiers to 1901 and the 26 State Premiers in the 20th century, up to and including Bob Carr.
The portraits are detailed, scholarly and entertaining. Each has a real depth of scholarship while remaining sufficiently concise to satisfy those seeking a quick overview of particular periods or facets of NSW political history.
Volume One’s authors includes acknowledged experts on 19th century Australia such as John Bennett, Geoffrey Bolton, Alan Powell and Martha Rutledge. Volume One and Volume Two are available as individual purchases or as part of the Set.
A NSW Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government publication.
Introduction: The Colonial Premiers
David Clune and Ken Turner
Stuart (later Sir Stuart) Alexander Donaldson
Charles (later Sir Charles) Cowper
Henry (later Sir Henry) Watson Parker
John (later Sir John) Robertson
James (later Sir James) Martin
J M Bennett
Henry (later Sir Henry) Parkes
James Squire Farnell
Alexander (later Sir Alexander) Stuart
George (later Sir George) Richard Dibbs
T W Campbell
Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings
T W Campbell
George (later Sir George) Houstoun Reid
William (later Sir William) John Lyne
Table 1: Background of Premiers
Table 2: Premiers in Office
Table 3: Reason Premiers Left Office