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Part 6 - Historical information on the Australian Parliament - Prime Ministers

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Prime Ministers

Name

Party

Period of service

Years

months

days

Barton, the Rt Hon. Sir Edmund, GCMG, KC

PROT

1.1.1901 - 24.9.1903

2

8

24

Deakin, the Hon. Alfred

PROT

24.9.1903 - 27.4.1904

-

7

4

Watson, the Hon. John Christian

ALP

27.4.1904 - 17.8.1904

-

3

21

Reid, the Rt Hon. George Houstoun, KC

(later Sir George, GCB, GCMG)

FT*

18.8.1904 - 5.7.1905

-

10

18

Deakin, the Hon. Alfred

PROT*

5.7.1905 - 13.11.1908

3

4

9

Fisher, the Rt Hon. Andrew

ALP

13.11.1908 - 2.6.1909

-

6

21

Deakin, the Hon. Alfred

PROT

2.6.1909 - 29.4.1910

-

10

28

Fisher, the Rt Hon. Andrew

ALP

29.4.1910 - 24.6.1913

3

1

26

Cook, the Rt Hon. Joseph (later Sir Joseph, GCMG)

LIB

24.6.1913 - 17.9.1914

1

2

25

Fisher, the Rt Hon. Andrew

ALP

17.9.1914 - 27.10.1915

1

1

11

Hughes, the Rt Hon. William Morris, CH, KC

ALP

NAT LAB

NAT

27.10.1915 - 14.11.1916 14.11.1916 - 17.2.1917

17.2.1917 - 9.2.1923

7

3

14

Bruce, the Rt Hon. Stanley Melbourne, CH, MC

(later 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne)

NAT*

9.2.1923 - 22.10.1929

6

8

14

Scullin, the Rt Hon. James Henry

ALP

22.10.1929 - 6.1.1932

2

2

16

Lyons, the Rt Hon. Joseph Aloysius, CH

UAP

UAP*

6.1.1932 - 9.11.1934

9.11.1934 - 7.4.1939

7

3

2

Page, the Rt Hon. Sir Earle Christmas Grafton, GCMG, CH

CP*

7.4.1939 - 26.4.1939

-

-

20

Menzies, the Rt Hon. Robert Gordon, KC

UAP

UAP*

26.4.1939 - 14.3.1940

14.3.1940 - 29.8.1941

2

4

4

Fadden, the Rt Hon. Arthur William (later Sir Arthur, GCMG)

CP*

29.8.1941 - 7.10.1941

-

1

9

Curtin, the Rt Hon. John Joseph Ambrose

ALP

7.10.1941 - 5.7.1945

3

8

29

Forde, the Rt Hon. Francis Michael

ALP

6.7.1945 - 13.7.1945

-

-

8

Chifley, the Rt Hon. Joseph Benedict

ALP

13.7.1945 - 19.12.1949

4

5

7

Menzies, the Rt Hon. Robert Gordon, KC

(later Sir Robert, KT, CH, QC)

LIB*

19.12.1949 - 26.1.1966

16

1

8

Holt, the Rt Hon. Harold Edward, CH

LIB*

26.1.1966 - 19.12.1967

1

10

23

McEwen, the Rt Hon. John (later Sir John, GCMG, CH)

CP*

19.12.1967 - 10.1.1968

-

-

23

Gorton, the Rt Hon. John Grey, CH (later Sir John, GCMG, AC)

LIB*

10.1.1968 - 10.3.1971

3

2

-

McMahon, the Rt Hon. William, CH (later Sir William, GCMG)

LIB*

10.3.1971 - 5.12.1972

1

8

25

Whitlam, the Hon. Edward Gough, AC, QC

ALP

5.12.1972 - 11.11.1975

2

11

7

Fraser, the Rt Hon. John Malcolm, AC, CH

LIB*

11.11.1975 - 11.3.1983

7

4

-

Hawke, the Hon. Robert James Lee, AC

ALP

11.3.1983 - 20.12.1991

8

9

9

Keating, the Hon. Paul John

ALP

20.12.1991 - 11.3.1996

4

2

20

Howard, the Hon. John Winston

LIB*

11.3.1996 - 3.12.2007

11

8

23

Rudd, the Hon. Kevin Michael

ALP

3.12.2007 - 24.6.2010

2

6

22

Gillard, the Hon. Julia Eileen

ALP

24.6.2010 -