Ministers

Below is the full list of ministers responsible for education in NSW from 1848 onward.

Chairmen of the Board of National Education

NameFromTo
John Plunkett01/184802/1858
Charles Nicholson18581859
George Holden18591860
Charles Nicholson18601861
George Holden186112/1866

Presidents of the Council of Education

NameFromTo
Henry Parkes02/186710/1870
John Smith10/187007/1871
George Allen07/187101/1872
John Smith01/187204/1880

Ministers of Education

NameFromTo
John Robertson01/05/188010/11/1881
Francis Suttor14/11/188104/01/1883
George Reid05/01/188306/03/1884
Joseph Abbott (acting)21/02/188401/05/1884
William Trickett02/05/188421/12/1885
James Young22/12/188525/02/1886
Arthur Renwick26/02/188619/01/1887
James Inglis20/01/188716/01/1889
Francis Suttor17/01/188902/08/1894
Joseph Carruthers08/03/188922/10/1891
Francis Suttor23/10/189102/08/1894
Jacob Garrard03/08/189415/08/1898
James Hogue27/08/189813/09/1899
John Perry14/09/189914/06/1904
John Fegan5/06/190429/08/1904
Broughton O'Conor30/08/190413/05/1907
James Hogue14/05/190720/10/1910
George Beeby21/10/191010/09/1911
A. Campbell Carmichael11/09/191126/11/1911
Frederick Flowers27/11/191129/02/1912
A. Campbell Carmichael01/03/191205/03/1915
Arthur Griffith15/03/191507/11/1916
Augustus James15/11/191612/04/1920
Thomas Mutch13/04/192013/04/1922
Albert Bruntnell13/04/192217/06/1925
Thomas Mutch17/06/192526/05/1927
William Davies27/05/192718/10/1927
David Drummond18/10/192703/11/1930
William Davies04/11/193013/05/1932
David Drummond16/05/193216/05/1941
Clive Evatt16/05/194108/06/1944
Robert Heffron08/06/194431/05/1960
Ernest Wetherell31/05/196013/05/1965
Charles Cutler13/05196519/06/1972
Eric Willis19/06/197203/01/1976
Neil Pickard23/01/197614/05/1976
Eric Bedford14/05/197629/02/1980
Paul Landa29/02/198002/10/1981
Rodney Cavalier05/04/198424/03/1988
Terry Metherell25/03/198820/07/1990
Virginia Chadwick24/07/199004/04/1995
John Aquilina04/04/199520/11/2001
John Watkins21/11/200127/03/2003
Andrew Refshauge02/04/200321/01/2005
Carmel Tebutt21/01/200502/04/2007
John Della Bosca02/04/200707/09/2008
Verity Firth08/09/200826/03/2011
Adrian Piccoli03/04/201129/01/2017
Robert Stokes30/01/201722/03/2019
Sarah Mitchell02/04/2019Current
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