The First Holt Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 41st ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 17th Prime Minister, Harold Holt. The Second Holt Ministry succeeded the Tenth Menzies Ministry, which dissolved on 26 January 1966 following the retirement of former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies. The ministry was replaced by the Second Holt Ministry on 14 December 1966 following the 1966 federal election.[1]

As of 10 August 2019, Doug Anthony and Ian Sinclair are the last surviving members of the First Holt Ministry. James Forbes was the last surviving Liberal minister, and Allen Fairhall and Charles Barnes were the last surviving Liberal and Country Cabinet ministers respectively.

Cabinet

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon Harold Holt
(1908–1967)

MP for Higgins
(1949–1967)

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Country Rt Hon John McEwen
(1900–1980)

MP for Murray
(1949–1971)

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Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon
(1908–1988)

MP for Lowe
(1949–1982)

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Liberal Rt Hon Paul Hasluck
(1905–1993)

MP for Curtin
(1949–1969)

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Country Rt Hon Charles Adermann
(1896–1979)

MP for Fisher
(1949–1972)

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Liberal Hon Allen Fairhall
(1909–2006)

MP for Paterson
(1949–1969)

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Liberal Hon Denham Henty
(1903–1978)

Senator for Tasmania
(1950–1968)

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Liberal Hon Alan Hulme
(1907–1989)

MP for Petrie
(1963–1972)

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Liberal Hon David Fairbairn DFC
(1917–1994)

MP for Farrer
(1949–1975)

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Country Hon Charles Barnes
(1901–1998)

MP for McPherson
(1958–1972)

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Liberal Hon John Gorton
(1911–2002)

Senator for Victoria
(1950–1968)

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Liberal Hon Les Bury
(1913–1986)

MP for Wentworth
(1956–1974)

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Outer ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Hon Gordon Freeth
(1914–2001)

MP for Forrest
(1949–1969)

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Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE
(1911–2006)

MP for Darling Downs
(1949–1972)

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Liberal Hon Hubert Opperman OBE
(1904–1996)

MP for Corio
(1949–1967)

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Liberal Hon Billy Snedden QC
(1926–1987)

MP for Bruce
(1955–1983)

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Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes MC
(1923–2019)

MP for Barker
(1956–1975)

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Country Hon Doug Anthony
(1929–)

MP for Richmond
(1957–1984)

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Liberal Hon Fred Chaney AFC
(1914–2001)

MP for Perth
(1955–1969)

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Liberal Hon Peter Howson
(1919–2009)

MP for Fawkner
(1955–1969)

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Liberal Hon Ken Anderson
(1909–1985)

Senator for New South Wales
(1953–1975)

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Country Hon Colin McKellar
(1903–1970)

Senator for New South Wales
(1958–1970)

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Country Hon Ian Sinclair
(1929–)

MP for New England
(1963–1998)

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Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE
(1908–1986)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1971)

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Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)

MP for Wannon
(1955–1983)

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.