John Forrest

Australian explorer and politician (1847-1918)

Sir John Forrest (22 August 1847 – 2 September 1918) was the 1st Premier of Western Australia from 29 December 1890 – 14 February 1901.[1] He helped to make sure that Western Australia joined the federation of Australian states. After federation, he went into federal politics. He served as Minister for Defence, Minister for Home Affairs, Treasurer and acting Prime Minister.


John Forrest
John Forrest
1st Premier of Western Australia
In office
29 December 1890 – 14 February 1901
Succeeded byGeorge Throssell
Personal details
Born22 August 1847
Bunbury, Western Australia
Died2 September 1918
At sea off Sierra Leone, Africa
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Margaret Elvire

References change

  1. "Premiers of Western Australia". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.