Second Waterhouse Ministry
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Second Waterhouse Ministry

The Second Waterhouse Ministry was the 8th Ministry of the Government of South Australia, led by George Waterhouse. It commenced on 17 October 1861, when George Waterhouse, who had led a nine-day temporary ministry to deal with dissident judge Benjamin Boothby, won support to remain Premier with a reconstituted ministry. [1][2] The ministry resigned in July 1863 after nearly being defeated on a budget motion, passing only with the Speaker's casting vote on a procedural basis. It was succeeded on 4 July by the First Dutton Ministry, another temporary ministry headed by Francis Dutton, who had moved the vote to bring down the Waterhouse ministry.[3]

Office Minister

Chief Secretary

George Waterhouse MLC


Randolph Isham Stow MHA


Thomas Reynolds MHA (until 19 February 1862)

Commissioner of Crown Lands and Immigration

Henry Strangways MHA

Commissioner of Public Works

John Lindsay MHA (until 19 February 1862)


Arthur Blyth MHA (from 19 February 1862)

Commissioner of Public Works

William Milne MHA (from 19 February 1862)


  1. ^ "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836-2009" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "THE MINISTRY". Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904). SA: National Library of Australia. 19 October 1861. p. 5. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Latest Intelligence". The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News (NSW : 1859 - 1866). NSW: National Library of Australia. 8 July 1863. p. 4. Retrieved 2015.

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