Last 10 Prime Ministers of Australia

Timeline created by erinx
  • Harold Holt

    6 / 01 / 1966 - 17 / 12 / 1967. He disapeared one day whilst swimming at the beach he swam at every week. He has ever been found.
  • John McEwen

    17 / 12 / 1967 - 10 / 01 / 1968. John McEwen was sworn in as Prime Minister two days after Harold Holt disappeared in the ocean off Portsea, Victoria.
  • John Gorton

    10 / 01 / 1968 - 10 / 03 / 1971. After the Liberal Party elected Senator John Gorton as the new Party leader, he was sworn in as Prime Minister.
  • William McMahom

    10 / 03 / 1971 - 05 / 12 / 1972. After displacing John Gorton as Liberal Party leader, William McMahon was sworn in as Prime Minister
  • Gough Whitlam

    05 / 12 / 1972 - 11 / 11 / 1975. Labor was elected to government for the first time in 26 years. Gough Whitlam and deputy Lance Barnard were sworn in to comprise the first ministry until a Cabinet was chosen.
  • Bob Hawke

    11 / 03 / 1983 - 20 / 12 / 1991. A Labor government was sworn in and Bob Hawke became Prime Minister.
  • Paul Keating

    20 / 12 / 1991 - 02 / 03 / 1996. In an exchange of Labor Party leadership, Paul Keating became prime minister, succeeding Bob Hawke, who left parliament on 20 February 1992 after 12 years representing the seat of Wills.
  • John Howard

    02 / 03 / 1996 - 03 / 12 / 2007. The first Coalition government for 13 years was sworn in, with John Howard as Prime Minister.
  • Kevin Rudd

    03 / 12 / 2007 - 24 Jun 2010.
  • Julia Gillard

    24/06/2010 - -- Julia Gillard became Australia’s 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office. She was elected unopposed by the Parliamentary Labor Party.
  • Malcolm Fraser

    11 / 11 / 1975 - 11 / 03 / 1983. After the Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the Labor government, Malcolm Fraser became ‘caretaker’ Prime Minister pending a general election.