1882–1883 Whitaker Ministry

The Whitaker Ministry was formed in 1882 as the government of New Zealand. It was led by Frederick Whitaker and lasted for 17 months, from 21 April 1882 to 25 September 1883.[1] The Whitaker Ministry succeeded the Hall Ministry upon John Hall's resignation due to ill health.[2]

The Whitaker Ministry in July 1882 (Connolly not appointed yet)

MinistersEdit

The following members served on the Whitaker Ministry:[1]

Name Office Term
Frederick Whitaker Premier 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Attorney-General 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Harry Atkinson Colonial Treasurer 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Commissioner of Customs 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Commissioner of Stamp Duties 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
William Rolleston Minister of Lands and Immigration 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Minister of Mines 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
John Bryce Minister of Native Affairs 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Thomas Dick Colonial Secretary 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Minister of Justice 21 April 1882 – 11 October 1882
Minister of Education 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Postmaster-General 11 October 1882 – 25 September 1883
Electric Telegraph Commissioner 11 October 1882 – 25 September 1883
Walter Woods Johnston Minister for Public Works 21 April 1882 – 25 September 1883
Postmaster-General 21 April 1882 – 11 October 1882
Electric Telegraph Commissioner 21 April 1882 – 11 October 1882
Richard Oliver Member of the Executive Council 18 May 1882 – 25 September 1883
Edward Connolly Minister of Justice 11 October 1882 – 25 September 1883

North Island Main TrunkEdit

On 15 September 1882 the ministry passed the North Island Main Trunk Railway Loan Act,[3] to expedite construction of the North Island Main Trunk south of Te Awamutu by authorising the overseas borrowing of a million pounds (probably in London) for the work.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. pp. 68–69. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Obituary". Otago Witness. No. 2398. 15 February 1900. p. 9. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. ^ "North Island Main Trunk Railway Loan Act, 1882". New Zealand Law online. 1882.

See alsoEdit