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Ninth Menzies Ministry

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Ninth Menzies Ministry
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39th Ministry of Australia
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The Ninth Menzies Ministry shortly prior to the 1963 federal election.
Date formed22 December 1961
Date dissolved18 December 1963
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralViscount De L'Isle
Prime Minister(Sir) Robert Menzies
No. of ministers23
Member partyLiberalCountry coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderArthur Calwell
Election(s)9 December 1961
Outgoing election30 November 1963
Legislature term(s)24th
PredecessorEighth Menzies Ministry
SuccessorTenth Menzies Ministry

The Ninth Menzies Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 39th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 12th Prime Minister, (Sir) Robert Menzies. The Ninth Menzies Ministry succeeded the Eighth Menzies Ministry, which dissolved on 22 December 1961 following the federal election that took place in early December. The ministry was replaced by the Tenth Menzies Ministry on 18 December 1963 following the 1963 federal election.[1]

Allen Fairhall, who died in 2006, was the last surviving member of the Ninth Menzies Ministry; Fairhall was also the last surviving member of the Seventh Menzies Ministry. Hugh Roberton was the last surviving Country junior minister, and Sir Garfield Barwick and Charles Davidson were the last surviving Liberal and Country Cabinet ministers respectively.


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon (Sir) Robert Menzies (KT) CH QC FAA

MP for Kooyong

Country Rt Hon John McEwen

MP for Murray

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Liberal Rt Hon Harold Holt

MP for Higgins

Liberal Hon (Sir) William Spooner (KCMG) MM

Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Hon Athol Townley

MP for Denison

Liberal Hon Paul Hasluck

MP for Curtin

Paul Hasluck 1960.jpg
Liberal Hon William McMahon

MP for Lowe

Liberal Hon Shane Paltridge

Senator for Western Australia

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Country Hon Charles Davidson OBE

MP for Dawson

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Liberal Hon Alexander Downer

MP for Angas

Liberal Hon Sir Garfield Barwick QC

MP for Parramatta

Country Hon Charles Adermann

MP for Fisher


Outer ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Hon John Cramer

MP for Bennelong

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Country Hon Hugh Roberton

MP for Riverina

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Liberal Hon Denham Henty

Senator for Tasmania

Liberal Hon Gordon Freeth

MP for Forrest

Liberal Hon John Gorton

Senator for Victoria

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Liberal Hon Hubert Opperman OBE

MP for Corio

Country Hon Harrie Wade OBE

Senator for Victoria

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Liberal Hon Les Bury

MP for Wentworth

Liberal Hon Allen Fairhall

MP for Paterson

Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE

MP for Darling Downs

Liberal Hon David Fairbairn DFC

MP for Farrer
(1949–1975) (in Ministry from 4 August 1962)

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See also


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