Premiers of South Australia


Premiers of South Australia

:"See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier. "

Infobox minister office
border = provincial
minister = prime
title = Premier
jurisdiction = South Australia


incumbent = Mike Rann
his/her = His
appointed_by = Marjorie Jackson
governor = Governor of South Australia
first_minister = Boyle Finniss
date = October 24, 1856

Before the 1890s, there was no formal party system in South Australia. The liberals dominated government from 1893 to 1905 with Labor support, with the conservatives mostly in opposition. Labor took government when they gained more seats than the liberals in 1905, which saw non-Labor politics begin to merge in to various party incarnations. The conservatives merged with the Liberal and Democratic Union (formed in 1906) to become the Liberal Union in 1910, when Labor formed the first South Australian majority government. No "Country" or rural conservative parties emerged as serious forces, often folding in to the non-Labor party.

List of Premiers in South Australia

The first six Governors of South Australia oversaw governance from 1836 until responsible government was introduced in 1856.

Graphical timeline since 1892

In the following timeline, the legend includes Liberal and Democratic Union and later the Liberal Union with the Liberal Federation. The grey area represents duration of Playmander electoral malapportionment.

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Robert Richards, Sir Richard Butler, Lionel Hill and Sir Henry Barwell meet with then Premier Tom Playford in 1940]

Living former premiers

As of November 2007, six former premiers are alive, the oldest being Steele Hall (1968–70, born 1928). The most recent premier to die was Des Corcoran (1979), on January 3 2004. The most recently-serving premier to die was Dr David Tonkin (1979–1982), on October 2 2000.

Gallery of the Premiers

No pictures are available for Steele Hall, John Bannon, Lynn Arnold, Dean Brown, John Olsen or Rob Kerin

References

ee also

*List of Premiers of South Australia by time in office

External links

* [http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/pp/html/pastprem.shtm Biographies of all premiers at the SA Parliament web site]
* [http://elections.uwa.edu.au/ UWA state and federal election results since 1890]


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