Postmaster-General of New South Wales

The Postmaster-General of New South Wales was a position in the government of the colony of New South Wales. This portfolio managed the Postal Department of the New South Wales Government and was in charge of all postal and communications services in the colony prior to the Federation of Australia, from 1865 to 1901.[1] Upon Federation, Section 51(v) of the Constitution of Australia gave this power to the Commonwealth which now had the power to exclusively legislate on "postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services".[2]

Postmaster-General of New South Wales
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Formation1 October 1865
First holderJames Augustine Cunneen
Final holderPaddy Crick
Abolished28 January 1901
SuccessionPostmaster-General (Australia)
Postmaster-General's Department

List of Postmasters-General

Postmasters-General 1865–1901
Name Party affiliation Period
James Augustine CunneenNo party1 October 1865 – 21 January 1866
Joseph Docker22 January 1866 – 27 September 1868
Atkinson Alfred Patrick Tighe29 September 1868 – 26 October 1868
Daniel Egan27 October 1868 – 16 October 1870
Joseph Docker16 December 1870 – 13 May 1872
George Alfred Lloyd14 May 1872 – 4 December 1872
Saul Samuel5 December 1872 – 8 February 1875
John Fitzgerald Burns9 February 1875 – 21 March 1877
Saul Samuel22 March 1877 – 16 August 1877
John Davies17 August 1877 – 17 December 1877
John Fitzgerald Burns18 December 1877 – 20 December 1878
Saul Samuel21 December 1878 – 10 August 1880
Francis Bathurst Suttor11 August 1881 – 13 November 1881
Stephen Campbell Brown14 November 1881 – 22 August 1882
Alexander Campbell30 August 1882 – 4 January 1883
Francis Augustus Wright5 January 1883 – 27 May 1883
William Trickett28 May 1883 – 1 May 1884
James Norton2 May 1884 – 6 October 1885
John See7 October 1885 – 21 December 1885
Daniel O’Connor22 December 1885 – 25 February 1886
Francis Bathurst Suttor26 February 1886 – 19 January 1887
Charles James RobertsFree Trade20 January 1887 – 16 January 1889
Henry ClarkeProtectionist17 January 1889 – 7 March 1889
Daniel O’ConnorFree Trade8 March 1889 – 22 October 1891
John KiddProtectionist27 October 1891 – 2 August 1894
Joseph CookFree Trade3 August 1894 – 27 August 1898
Varney Parkes27 August 1898 – 13 September 1899
William Patrick CrickProtectionist14 September 1899 – 28 February 1901

References

  1. "Postmaster-General". NSW State Records. NSW Government. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 s. 51(v).
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