Administrator of the Northern Territory
The Administrator of the Northern Territory is the person selected by the Governor-General of Australia to act as the governor of the Northern Territory of Australia. The selection of Administrator is made by the Governor-General-in-Council, that is, the Governor-General acting on the advice of the Australian government, not the advice of the Government of the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory became self governing on 1 July 1978. Now the Governor-General-in Council accepts a recommendation from the Northern Territory Government. Unlike an Australian State Governor, the Administrator does not represent the Queen in the Territory. They represent the Governor-General who is the Queen's representative in the Commonwealth. The Administrator's role is to govern the Territory under the law which gave it self-government. The Administrator's constitutional role is almost the same as a State Governor and can be considered the Queen's indirect representative in the Territory.
The office of the Deputy of the Administrator was created in 1997.
South Australia (1846 to 1912) [change]
The Northern Territory was part of South Australia from 1846 to 1912. The administrator was known as the Government Resident.
|1||Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, KCH, KCB||21 February 1846||28 December 1846|
|2||The Hon. Boyle Finniss||3 March 1864||4 November 1865|
|3||William Bloomfield Douglas||27 April 1870||June 1873|
|4||George Byng Scott||6 October 1873||30 June 1876|
|5||Edward William Price||1 July 1876||6 March 1883|
|6||John Parsons||19 March 1884||14 February 1890|
|7||John Knight FRIBA||16 July 1890||10 January 1892|
|8||Charles James Dashwood||24 February 1892||31 January 1905|
|9||Charles Edward Herbert||1 February 1905||8 February 1910|
|10||The Hon. Samuel Mitchell||1 April 1910||25 March 1912|
Commonwealth of Australia (1912 to present) [change]
The Australian government took over control of the Northern Territory in 1912.
Administrator (1912 to 1919) [change]
|1||John Gilruth FRSE MRCVS||25 March 1912||1 August 1919|
Director (1919 to 1921) [change]
|1||Henry Ernest Carey||1 August 1919||17 January 1921|
Administrator (1921 to 1927) [change]
|1||Frederic Urquhart||17 January 1921||1 March 1927|
Government Resident (1927 to 1931) [change]
|No.||Government Resident (North_Australia)||From||To|
|1||Robert Weddell||1 March 1927||12 June 1931|
|No.||Government Resident (Central Australia)||From||To|
|1||John Cawood||1 March 1927||11 December 1929|
|2||Victor Carrington MBE||11 December 1929||12 June 1931|
Administrator (1931 to present) [change]
|1||Robert Weddell||12 June 1931||29 March 1937|
|2||The Hon. Aubrey Abbott||29 March 1937||1 July 1946|
|3||Arthur Driver||BEM||1 July 1946||1 July 1951|
|4||The Hon. Frank Wise||AO||1 July 1951||1 July 1956|
|5||James Archer||OBE||1 July 1956||1 April 1961|
|6||Roger Nott||CBE||1 April 1961||1 October 1964|
|7||Roger Dean||CBE||1 October 1964||4 March 1970|
|8||The Hon. Sir Frederick Chaney||KBE AFC||4 March 1970||10 December 1973|
|9||John Norman Nelson||10 December 1973||1 June 1978|
|10||John England||CMG||1 June 1978||1 January 1981|
|11||Commodore Eric Johnston||AO OBE RAN||1 January 1981||1 July 1989|
|12||The Hon. James Muirhead||AC QC||1 July 1989||1 March 1993|
|13||The Hon. Austin Asche||AC QC||1 March 1993||17 February 1997|
|14||Dr. Neil Conn||AO||17 February 1997||28 November 2000|
|15||John Anictomatis||AO||28 November 2000||30 October 2003|
|16||Ted Egan||AO||31 October 2003||31 October 2007|
|17||Tom Pauling||AO QC||31 October 2007||31 October 2011|
|18||Sally Thomas||AM||31 October 2011||Present|
Deputy of the Administrator (1997 to present) [change]
The office of the Deputy of the Administrator was established in 1997.
|No.||Deputy of the Administrator||From||To|
|1||Minna Sitzler AM||17 February 1997||30 November 2001|
|2||Pat Miller AO||20 September 2002||present|
- "Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978". http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/nta1978425/.
- NT Office of Administrator
- "Biography: Previous Incumbents - Victor George Carrington" (PDF). Government House Northern Territory Government. http://www.nt.gov.au/administrator/pdf/cv/1926_cawood_1929_carrington.pdf. Retrieved 2 April 2012.