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The Colonial Secretaries, 1821-1959

Name Dates of Office
GOULBURN, Frederick 1 Jan 1821 - 7 Jan 1826
McLEAY, Alexander 8 Jan 1826 - 2 Jan 1837
THOMSON, Edward Deas 2 Jan 1837 - 6 Jun 1856
DONALDSON, Stuart Alexander 6 Jun 1856 - 25 Aug 1856
COWPER, Charles 26 Aug 1856 - 2 Oct 1856
PARKER, Henry Watson 3 Oct 1856 - 7 Sep 1857
COWPER, Charles 7 Sep 1857 - 26 Oct 1859
FORSTER, William 27 Oct 1859 - 8 Mar 1860
COWPER, Charles 9 Mar 1860 - 15 Oct 1863
FORSTER, William 16 Oct 1863 - 2 Feb 1865
COWPER, Charles 3 Feb 1865 - 21 Jan 1866
PARKES, Henry 22 Jan 1866 - 17 Sep 1868
DOCKER, Joseph 28 Sep 1868 - 26 Oct 1868
ROBERTSON, John 27 Oct 1868 - 12 Jan 1870
COWPER, Charles 13 Jan 1870 - 15 Dec 1870
ROBERTSON, John 16 Dec 1870 - 13 May 1872
PARKES, Henry 14 May 1872 - 8 Feb 1875
ROBERTSON, John 9 Feb 1875 - 21 Mar 1877
PARKES, Henry 22 Mar 1877 - 16 Aug 1877
ROBERTSON, Sir John 17 Aug 1877 - 17 Dec 1877
FITZPATRICK, Michael 18 Dec 1877 - 20 Dec 1878
PARKES, Sir Henry 21 Dec 1878 - 4 Jan 1883
ROBERTSON, Sir John 29 Dec 1881 - 19 Aug 1882 (Acting)
STUART, Alexander 5 Jan 1883 - 6 Oct 1885
DIBBS, George Richard 7 Oct 1885 - 9 Oct 1885
JENNINGS, Sir Patrick 10 Oct 1885 - 21 Dec 1885
ROBERTSON, Sir John 22 Dec 1885 - 25 Feb 1886
DIBBS, George Richard 26 Feb 1886 - 19 Jan 1887
PARKES, Sir Henry 25 Jan 1887 - 16 Jan 1889
DIBBS, George Richard 17 Jan 1889 - 7 Mar 1889
PARKES, Sir Henry 8 Mar 1889 - 22 Oct 1891
DIBBS, Sir George Richard 23 Oct 1891 - 2 Aug 1894
BRUNKER, James Dixon 3 Aug 1894 - 13 Sep 1899
SEE, John 14 Sep 1899 - 27 Mar 1901
SEE, John 28 Mar 1901 - 14 Jun 1904
PERRY, John 15 Jun 1904 - 29 Aug 1904
HOGUE, James Alexander 30 Aug 1904 - 13 May 1907
WADDELL, Thomas 14 May 1907 - 1 Oct 1907
WOOD, William Herbert 2 Oct 1907 - 20 Oct 1910
MACDONELL, Donald 21 Oct 1910 - 26 Oct 1911
FLOWERS, Frederick 7 Nov 1911 - 26 Nov 1911
McGOWAN, James Sinclair Taylor 27 Nov 1911 - 29 Jun 1913
HOLMAN, William Arthur 30 Jun 1913 - 29 Jan 1914
CANN, John Henry 29 Jan 1914 - 15 Mar 1915
BLACK, George 15 Mar 1915 - 15 Nov 1916
FULLER, George Warburton 15 Nov 1916 - 12 Apr 1920
DOOLEY, James 13 Apr 1920 - 20 Dec 1921
OAKES, Charles William 20 Dec 1921 (a.m.) - 20 Dec 1921 (p.m.)
DOOLEY, James 20 Dec 1921 - 13 Apr 1922
OAKES, Charles William 13 Apr 1922 - 17 Jun 1925
LAZZARINI, Carlo Camillo 17 Jun 1925 - 26 May 1927
GOSLING, Mark 27 May 1927 - 18 Oct 1927
BRUNTNELL, Albert 18 Oct 1927 - 31 Jan 1929
BAVIN, Thomas Rainsford 1 Feb 1929 - 15 Apr 1929
CHAFFEY, Captain Frank Augustus 16 Apr 1929 - 3 Nov 1930
GOSLING, Mark 4 Nov 1930 - 13 May 1932
CHAFFEY, Captain Frank Augustus 16 May 1932 - 13 Apr 1938
GOLLAN, George Charles 13 Apr 1938 - 16 Aug 1939
TONKIN, Alwyn Uren 16 Aug 1939 - 16 May 1941
BADDELEY, John Marcus 16 May 1941 - 30 Jun 1950
EVATT, Clive Raleigh 30 Jun 1950 - 2 Apr 1952
KELLY, Christopher Augustus 2 Apr 1952 - 31 Mar 1959

Christopher Augustus Kelly continued in the retitled position of Chief Secretary until 11 May 1965