The Third Deakin Ministry (Commonwealth Liberal) was the 7th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 2nd Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. The Fourth Deakin Ministry succeeded the First Fisher Ministry, which dissolved on 2 June 1909 after the Protectionist Party and the Anti-Socialist Party merged into the Commonwealth Liberal Party "fusion" and withdrew their support in order to form what became the first majority government in federal Australian history. The ministry was replaced by the Second Fisher Ministry on 29 April 1910 following the federal election that took place on 13 April which saw the Labour Party defeat the Commonwealth Liberals.[1]

Joseph Cook, who died in 1947, was the last surviving member of the Third Deakin Ministry.


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Alfred Deakin

MP for Ballaarat

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  Hon Paddy Glynn

MP for Angas

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  Hon George Fuller

MP for Illawarra

  Hon Littleton Groom

MP for Darling Downs

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  Hon Sir Robert Best KCMG

Senator for Victoria

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  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest GCMG

MP for Swan

  Hon Joseph Cook

MP for Parramatta

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  Hon Sir John Quick

MP for Bendigo

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  Hon Edward Millen

Senator for New South Wales

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  Hon Justin Foxton CMG

MP for Brisbane

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  • Minister without Portfolio

See also


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  2. ^ In this Ministry, the Prime Minister's formal portfolio title was Prime Minister (without portfolio). In all other ministries it has been simply Prime Minister. See Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia: Historical information on the Australian Parliament - Ministries and Cabinets - 7. Deakin Ministry. Archived 2015-10-16 at the Wayback Machine