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APPENDIX IV

The Prime Ministers of New South Wales.

THE first Parliament was opened on May 22, 1856. The first Prime Minister accepted office on June 6 following.

It will be seen that the shortest term of office is two months and twenty days (Sir S. A. Donaldson), and the longest term eleven years nine months and fourteen days (Sir Henry Parkes), and that there have been no more than five Ministries with a life extending beyond one year and two days.

                         
In order of first taking office  Number of Ministries  Number of Dissolutions  Total period in office as Prime Ministers 
yrs. mths. days. 
Donaldson, Stuart Alexander  —  0 2 20 
Cowper, Charles ...  6 10 21 
Parker, Henry W. ...  —  0 11 5 
Forster, William ...  —  0 4 14 
Robertson, John ...  4 8 4 
Martin, James ...  5 5 29 
Parkes, Henry ...  4note   11 9 14 
Farnell, James Squire ..  —  1 0 2 
Stuart, Alexander ...  —  2 9 0 
10  Dibbs, George Richard .note   0 11 14 
11  Jennings, Patrick Alfred .  —  0 11 21 

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