Dibbs ministry (1889)
The second Dibbs ministry was the 25th ministry of the Colony of New South Wales, and was the second of three occasions of being led by the tenth Premier, the Honourable George Dibbs. Dibbs was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1874.
|Second Dibbs ministry|
|25th Cabinet of the Colony of New South Wales|
|Date formed||17 January 1889|
|Date dissolved||7 March 1889|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Queen Victoria (represented by The Lord Carrington)|
|Head of government||George Dibbs|
|No. of ministers||10|
|Status in legislature||Minority government|
|Opposition party||Free Trade Party|
|Opposition leader||Henry Parkes|
|Predecessor||Fourth Parkes ministry|
|Successor||Fifth Parkes ministry|
In a period of great financial stress for the Colony, this ministry covers just 49 days from 17 January 1889 until 7 March 1889. Dibbs took over as Premier on the first occasion in October 1885 following resignation of the Hon. Alexander Stuart MLA due to ill-health, with his ministry lasting for 75 days. Dibbs served as Colonial Secretary in the Jennings ministry, before it too suffered budgetary pressures. It was during this time that the party system was formed in New South Wales with Dibbs aligning himself with the Protectionist Party. Dibbs was succeeded by Henry Parkes.
Composition of ministryEdit
|Portfolio||Minister||Term start||Term end||Term length|
|Hon. George Dibbs MLA||17 January 1889||7 March 1889||49 days|
|Colonial Treasurer||Hon. James Garvan MLA|
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
|Hon. Edmund Barton MLC|
|Secretary for Lands||Hon. William Lyne MLA|
|Secretary for Public Works||Hon. James Fletcher MLA|
|Minister of Justice||Hon. Thomas Slattery MLA|
|Minister of Public Instruction||Hon. Francis Suttor MLA|
|Secretary for Mines||Hon. John Chanter MLA|
|Postmaster-General||Hon. Henry Clarke MLA|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council||Hon. Sir John Lackey MLA|
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Fourth Parkes ministry
| Second Dibbs ministry
Fifth Parkes ministry