9 Feb 1875 - Third time lucky for John Robertson

#OnThisDay, 9 February 1875, Sir John Robertson (1816-1891), the fifth premier of NSW, began his third ministry which lasted until 21 March 1877 when he was defeated in a by-election by Sir Henry Parkes. Robertson is known for his support of responsible government and for his 1861 ‘Robertson Lands Act’ established in his first premiership (ADB, 1976).

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Image of Sir John Robertson courtesy of the NSW Parliamentary Archives

Sir John Robertson (1816-1891). Image courtesy of NSW Parliamentary Archives