#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).
- See the entry for Sir John Robertson on the Parliament of New South Wales website for a thorough listing of the positions he held in parliamentary service
- See the entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography for Sir John Robertson
- See series information in the catalogue for NRS 17443 - Photograph album in memory of Sir John Robertson, 1891
Image of Sir John Robertson courtesy of the NSW Parliamentary Archives