List of heads of government of Norfolk Island

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This article lists the heads of government of Norfolk Island.

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office, irrespective of continuation of status of that office)

Term Incumbent Title Notes
1896 to 15 January 1897 Oliver Masey Quintal President of the Council of Elders
15 January 1897 Self-government revoked
15 January 1897 to 1899 Oliver Masey Quintal President of the Council of Elders
1899 to 1900 John Buffett
1900 to 1903 John Forrester Young
1903 to 1909 Francis Mason Nobbs President of the Executive Council
1909 to 1915 Joseph Allen McCleave Buffett
1915 to 1 July 1916 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs 1st term
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1916 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs President of the Executive Council 1st term (contd.)
1916 to 1919 Matthew Frederick Howard Christian
1919 to 1920 Albert Randall 1st term
1921 to 1922 Enoch Cobbcroft Robinson 1st term
1922 to 1923 Albert Randall 2nd term
1924 to 1928 Eustace Buffett Christian 1st term
1928 to 1933 Enoch Cobbcroft Robinson 2nd term
1933 to 19 May 1934 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs 2nd term
1934 to 1934 Eustace Buffett Christian 2nd term
1934 to 20 July 1935 Francis Rawdon M. Crozier
1 August 1935 to 31 July 1936 Charles Chase Ray Nobbs President of the Advisory Council
1 August 1936 to 31 July 1937 Enoch Cobbcroft Robinson 1st term
1 August 1937 to 31 July 1941 William McLachlan
1 August 1941 to 31 July 1947 George Hunn Nobbs Buffett
1 August 1947 to 31 July 1948 Ray Herbert Hastings Nobbs 1st term
1 August 1948 to 31 July 1949 David Campbell Dunsmere Buffett
1 August 1949 to 31 July 1950 Ray Herbert Hastings Nobbs 2nd term
1 August 1950 to 31 July 1951 Leonard Dixon Holloway 1st term
1 August 1951 to 5 June 1952 Enoch Cobcroft Robinson 2nd term
1 August 1952 to 31 October 1952 Leonard Dixon Holloway 2nd term
1 November 1952 to 31 July 1953 Charles Marie Gustav Adams
1 August 1953 to 31 July 1956 Ray Herbert Hastings Nobbs 3rd term
1 August 1956 to 15 June 1959 Wilfrid Metcalfe Randall
15 June 1959 to 22 June 1960 vacant
22 June 1960 to 1967 Frederick James Needham President of the Island Council
1967 to 1974 William M. Randall
1974 to 1976 Richard Albert Bataille
1976 to 1978 William Arthur Blucher
10 August 1978 Restoration of self-government
10 August 1979 to 21 May 1986 David Buffett Chief Minister
21 May 1986 to 22 May 1989 John Terence Brown President of the Legislative Assembly
22 May 1989 to 20 May 1992 David Buffett
20 May 1992 to 4 May 1994 John Terence Brown Head of Government
4 May 1994 to 5 May 1997 Michael William King
5 May 1997 to 28 February 2000 George Charles Smith Chief Minister
28 February 2000 to 5 December 2001 Ronald Coane Nobbs
5 December 2001 to 1 June 2006 Geoff Gardner
2 June 2006 to 28 March 2007 David Buffett
28 March 2007 to 24 March 2010 Andre Nobbs
24 March 2010 to 20 March 2013 David Buffett
20 March 2013 to 17 June 2015 Lisle Snell
18 June 2015[1] Self-government abolished; under Commonwealth and New South Wales laws[2]
6 July 2016 to present Robin Adams Mayor

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Register of Legislation – Australian Government". www.legislation.gov.au. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Norfolk Island Act 1979". www.legislation.gov.au. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.