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Attorneys-General 1823-present
Heads of the Attorney General's Department (after amalgamation with the Department of Justice in 1901)
Undersecretaries Attorney General's Department 1875-1901
Undersecretaries Department of Justice 1873-1901


Department of Justice and Attorney General timeline.


Attorneys-General 1823 - present

2011 - The Hon. (Greg) Gregory Eugene Smith
2007 - 2011The Hon. John Hatzistergos
2000 - 2007 The Hon. Robert (Bob) John Debus
1995 - 2000The Hon. Jeffrey (Jeff) William Shaw
1992 - 1995The Hon. John Planta Hannaford
1991 - 1992The Hon. Peter Edward James Collins
1988 - 1991The Hon. John Robert Arthur Dowd
1987 - 1988The Hon. Ronald Joseph Mulock
1984 - 1987The Hon. Terence (Terry) William Sheahan
1984The Hon. Neville Kenneth Wran
1983 - 1984The Hon. David Paul Landa
1976 - 1983The Hon. Francis (Frank) John Walker
1975 - 1976The Hon. John Clarkson Maddison
1965 - 1975Sir Kenneth Malcolm McCaw
1956 - 1965The Hon. Robert Reginald Downing
1953 - 1956The Hon. William Francis Sheahan
1941 - 1953Major Clarence (Clarrie) Edward Martin
1932 - 1941Sir Henry Edward Manning
1932Sir Daniel Levy
1931 - 1932Mr Joseph Lamaro
1927 - 1930Mr Francis Stewart Boyce
1927, 1930 - 1931Mr Andrew Augustus Lysaght
1921 - 1925Sir Thomas Rainsford Bavin
1920 - 1922, 1925 - 1927Sir Edward Aloysius McTiernan
1919 - 1920The Hon. John Garland
1912 - 1913 (acting), 1914 - 1919The Hon. David Robert Hall
1910 - 1914Mr William Arthur Holman
1904 - 1910Sir Charles Gregory Wade
1904The Hon. James Conley Gannon
1899Sir George Houston Reid
1893 - 1894The Hon. Charles Gilbert Heydon
1889, 1891 - 1893Sir Edmund Barton
1887 - 1888, 1899 - 1904Mr Bernhard Ringrose Wise
1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1889, 1889 - 1891, 1894 Mr George Bowen Simpson
1885, 1886 - 1887, 1894 - 1898, 1898 - 1899Mr John Henry Want
1879 - 1883Sir Robert Wisdom
1877- 1878, 1887Mr William John Foster
1877, 1878 - 1879Sir William Charles Windeyer
1875 - 1877, 1877, 1883 - 1885Mr William Bede Dalley
1873 - 1875Sir Joseph George Long Innes
1872 - 1873Mr Edward Butler
1836 - 1856, 1865 - 1866Mr John Hubert Plunkett
1860 - 1863Mr John Fletcher Hargrave
1859 - 1860Mr Edward Wise
1859Mr Lyttelton Holyoake Bayley
1858 - 1859Mr Alfred James Peter Lutwyche
1857, 1863, 1865Sir John Bayley Darvall
1856, 1857 - 1858, 1863 - 1865, 1866 - 1868, 1870 -1872Sir James Martin
1856 - 1857, 1860, 1868 - 1870Sir William Montagu Manning
1841 - 1843 (acting)Sir Roger Therry
1836 - 1856, 1865 - 1866Mr John Hubert Plunkett
1831 - 1836Mr John Kinchela
1826 - 1831Mr Alexander Macduff Baxter
1826Mr William Henry Moore
1823 - 1826Mr Saxe Bannister

    Heads of the Attorney General's Department (after amalgamation with the Department of Justice in 1901)
      1991 - to dateLaurence Geoffrey (Laurie) Glanfield, AM
      1978 - 1991Trevor William Haines, AO
      1965 - 1978Leslie Kenneth Downs
      1956 - 1964Simpson Wallace Ramsay
      1945 - 1956Roy Walter Strong Kelly
      1936 - 1945Melville Charles Nott
      1933 - 1935William Butler Geddes
      1924 - 1933William James Kessell
      1921 - 1924David Ross Jamieson
      1919 - 1921George Whitfield (also Acting 1916 - 1919)
      1905 - 1919James Leslie Williams
      1901 - 1904George Miller
    Undersecretaries Attorney General's Department 1875 - 1901
      1896 - 1901Hugh Pollock
      1880 - 1896William Wilberforce Stephen
      1878 - 1880George Houston Reid
      1875 - 1878Alexander Greville
    Undersecretaries Department of Justice 1873 - 1901
      1896 - 1901George Miller
      1887 - 1896Archibald Colquhoun Fraser
      1873 - 1887William Edmond Plunkett



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