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Premiers of NSW

Published 22nd May, 2018

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian is the 45th Premier to serve the people of NSW. Browse the portraits of all NSW Premiers below. 

Portrait of The Hon Stuart  (later Sir Stuart) Donaldson
The Hon Stuart (later Sir Stuart) Donaldson

Appointed Knight Bachelor in 1860

Served as Premier

6 Jun 1856 — 25 Aug 1856

Portrait of The Hon Charles (later Sir Charles) Cowper
The Hon Charles (later Sir Charles) Cowper

Appointed CMG in 1869, KCMG in 1872

Served as Premier

26 Aug 1856 — 2 Oct 1856
7 Sep 1857 — 26 Oct 1859
10 Jan 1861 — 15 Oct 1863
3 Feb 1865 — 21 Jan 1866
13 Jan 1870 — 15 Dec 1870

Portrait of The Hon Henry (later Sir Henry) Parker
The Hon Henry (later Sir Henry) Parker

Appointed Knight Bachelor in 1858, KCMG in 1877

Served as Premier

3 Oct 1856 — 7 Sep 1857

Portrait of The Hon William Foster
The Hon William Foster
Served as Premier

27 Oct 1859 — 8 Mar 1860

Portrait of The Hon Sir John Robertson KCMG
The Hon Sir John Robertson KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1877

Served as Premier

9 Mar 1860 — 9 Jan 1861
27 Oct 1868 — 12 Jan 1870
9 Feb 1875 — 21 Mar 1877
17 Aug 1877 — 17 Dec 1877
22 Dec 1885 — 25 Feb 1886

Portrait of The Hon Sir James Martin KCB
The Hon Sir James Martin KCB

Made a QC in 1857, appointed KCB in 1869

Served as Premier

16 Oct 1863 — 2 Feb 1865
22 Jan 1866 — 26 Oct 1868
16 Dec 1870 — 13 May 1872

Portrait of The Hon Sir Henry Parkes GCMG
The Hon Sir Henry Parkes GCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1877, GCMG in 1888

Served as Premier

14 May 1872 — 8 Feb 1875
22 Mar 1877 — 16 Aug 1877
21 Dec 1878 — 4 Jan 1883
20 Jan 1887 — 16 Jan 1889
8 Mar 1889 — 22 Oct 1891

Portrait of The Hon James Farnell
The Hon James Farnell
Served as Premier

18 Dec 1877 — 20 Dec 1878

Portrait of The Hon Sir Alexander Stuart KCMG
The Hon Sir Alexander Stuart KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1885

Served as Premier

5 Jan 1883 — 6 Oct 1885

Portrait of The Hon Sir  George Dibbs KCMG
The Hon Sir George Dibbs KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1892

Served as Premier

7 Oct 1885 — 21 Dec 1885
17 Jan 1889 — 7 Mar 1889
23 Oct 1891 — 2 Aug 1894

Portrait of The Hon Sir  Patrick Jennings KCMG
The Hon Sir Patrick Jennings KCMG

Appointed CMG in 1879, KCMG in 1880

Served as Premier

26 Feb 1886 — 19 Jan 1887

Portrait of The Hon George George (later Sir George)  Reid
The Hon George George (later Sir George) Reid

Made a KC in 1898, appointed KCMG in 1909, GCMG in 1911, GCB in 1916

Served as Premier

3 Aug 1894 — 13 Sep 1899

Portrait of The Hon Sir  William Lyne KCMG
The Hon Sir William Lyne KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1900

Served as Premier

14 Sep 1899 — 27 Mar 1901

Portrait of The Hon Sir John See KCMG
The Hon Sir John See KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1902

Served as Premier

28 Mar 1901 — 14 Jun 1904

Portrait of The Hon Thomas Waddell
The Hon Thomas Waddell
Served as Premier

15 Jun 1904 — 29 Aug 1904

Portrait of The Hon Joseph (later Sir Joseph) Carruthers
The Hon Joseph (later Sir Joseph) Carruthers

Appointed KCMG in 1908

Served as Premier

30 Aug 1904 — 1 Oct 1907

Portrait of The Hon Charles (later Sir Charles) Wade
The Hon Charles (later Sir Charles) Wade

Made a KC in 1905, appointed Knight Bachelor in 1918, KCMG in 1920

Served as Premier

2 Oct 1907 — 20 Oct 1910

Portrait of The Hon James McGowen
The Hon James McGowen
Served as Premier

21 Oct 1910 — 29 Jun 1913

Portrait of The Hon William Holman
The Hon William Holman

Made a KC in 1920

Served as Premier

30 Jun 1913 — 15 Nov 1916
15 Nov 1916 — 12 Apr 1920

Portrait of The Hon John Storey
The Hon John Storey
Served as Premier

13 Apr 1920 — 5 Oct 1921

Portrait of The Hon James Dooley
The Hon James Dooley
Served as Premier

5 Oct 1921 — 20 Dec 1921
20 Dec 1921 — 13 Apr 1922

Portrait of The Hon Sir George Fuller KCMG
The Hon Sir George Fuller KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1919

Served as Premier

20 Dec 1921 — 20 Dec 1921
13 Apr 1922 — 17 Jun 1925

Portrait of The Hon John (Jack) Lang
The Hon John (Jack) Lang
Served as Premier

17 Jun 1925 — 18 Oct 1927
4 Nov 1930 — 13 May 1932

Portrait of The Hon Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Bavin
The Hon Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Bavin

Made a KC in 1924, appointed KCMG in 1933

Served as Premier

18 Oct 1927 — 3 Nov 1930

Portrait of The Hon Bertram (later Sir Bertram) Stevens
The Hon Bertram (later Sir Bertram) Stevens

Appointed KCMG in 1941

Served as Premier

13 May 1932 — 5 Aug 1939

Portrait of The Hon Alexander Mair
The Hon Alexander Mair
Served as Premier

5 Aug 1939 — 16 May 1941

Portrait of The Hon William (later Sir William) McKell
The Hon William (later Sir William) McKell

Made a KC in 1945, appointed GCMG in 1951

Served as Premier

16 May 1941 — 6 Feb 1947

Portrait of The Hon James McGirr
The Hon James McGirr
Served as Premier

6 Feb 1947 — 2 Apr 1952

Portrait of The Hon John Cahill
The Hon John Cahill
Served as Premier

2 Apr 1952 — 22 Oct 1959

Portrait of The Hon Robert Heffron
The Hon Robert Heffron
Served as Premier

23 Oct 1959 — 30 Apr 1964

Portrait of The Hon John (Jack) Renshaw
The Hon John (Jack) Renshaw

Appointed AC in 1979

Served as Premier

30 Apr 1964 — 13 May 1965

Portrait of The Hon Sir Robin Askin KCMG
The Hon Sir Robin Askin KCMG

Appointed KCMG in 1972, GCMG in June 1975

Served as Premier

13 May 1965 — 3 Jan 1975

Portrait of The Hon Thomas Lewis
The Hon Thomas Lewis

Appointed AO in 2000

Served as Premier

3 Jan 1975 — 23 Jan 1976

Portrait of The Hon Sir Eric Willis  KBE CMG
The Hon Sir Eric Willis KBE CMG

Appointed CMG in 1974, KBE in 1975

Served as Premier

23 Jan 1976 — 14 May 1976

Portrait of The Hon Neville Wran
The Hon Neville Wran

Made QC in 1968, appointed AC in 1988

Served as Premier

14 May 1976 — 4 Jul 1986

Portrait of The Hon Barrie Unsworth
The Hon Barrie Unsworth

Awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001

Served as Premier

4 Jul 1986 — 25 Mar 1988

Portrait of The Hon Nicholas (Nick) Greiner
The Hon Nicholas (Nick) Greiner

Appointed AC in 1994

Served as Premier

25 Mar 1988 — 24 Jun 1992

Portrait of The Hon John Fahey
The Hon John Fahey

Awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001, appointed AC in 2002

Served as Premier

24 Jun 1992 — 4 Apr 1995

Portrait of The Hon Robert (Bob) Carr
The Hon Robert (Bob) Carr
Served as Premier

4 Apr 1995 — 3 Aug 2005

Portrait of The Hon Morris Iemma
The Hon Morris Iemma
Served as Premier

3 Aug 2005 — 5 Sep 2008

Portrait of The Hon Nathan Rees
The Hon Nathan Rees
Served as Premier

5 Sep 2008 — 4 Dec 2009

Portrait of The Hon Kristina Keneally
The Hon Kristina Keneally
Served as Premier

4 Dec 2009 — 28 Mar 2011

Portrait of The Hon Barry O’Farrell
The Hon Barry O’Farrell
Served as Premier

28 Mar 2011 — 17 Apr 2014

Portrait of The Hon Michael (Mike) Baird
The Hon Michael (Mike) Baird
Served as Premier

17 Apr 2014 — 23 Jan 2017

Portrait of The Hon Gladys Berejiklian
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian
Served as Premier

23 Jan 2017 —

Published 22nd May, 2018
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