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Prime Ministers of West Australia
Below is a list of all Prime Ministers of the Federation of West Australia as of 1997. In 1992, in the first free election in 70 years, Michael Jeffrey of the Unity Party was overwhelmingly elected as new PM, though in addition, the powers of the position were greatly reduced, and the Governor-General was instated as the head of government.
|Name||Picture||Took office||Left office||Political Party||Notes|
|Sir John Forrest||1903||1906||N/A; nonpartisan||Inaugural officeholder|
|Sir Henry Dalglish||1906||1910||Labor|
|John 'Happy Jack' Scaddan||1910||1918||Labor|
|Sir James Mitchell||1918||1924||Nationalist||Ordered the anti-union police crackdowns that resulted in the 1919 Fremantle Strike.|
|Fred Paterson||1932||1953||Communist||Declared the nation a single-party socialist republic and began heavy militarization.|
|Laurie Aarons||1953||1974||Communist||Noted for signing of the Manila Pact with the Philippines in 1958, annexation of Java in 1959 and heavy involvement in the first years of the Indonesian and Great Australian Wars.|
|Peter Symon||1974||1990||Communist||Last Communist Prime Minister, ousted in 1990 March Riots.|
|Francis Burt (acting)||1990||1992||none||Acting Prime Minister during transitional period|
|Michael Jeffery||1992||Present||Unity||Incumbent. Ministerial powers greatly reduced; Governor-General became the head of government|