|1st Premier of Western Australia|
29 December 1890 – 14 February 1901
|Succeeded by||George Throssell|
|Born||22 August 1847
Bunbury, Western Australia
|Died||2 September 1918
At sea off Sierra Leone, Africa
Sir John Forrest (22 August 1847 – 2 September 1918) was the 1st Premier of Western Australia from 29 December 1890 – 14 February 1901. He helped to make sure that Western Australia joined the federation of Australian states. After federation, he went into federal politics. He served as Minister for Defence, Minister for Home Affairs, Treasurer and acting Prime Minister.
- "Premiers of Western Australia". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. http://www.waec.wa.gov.au/education/historical_facts/premiers_of_western_australia.php. Retrieved 12 April 2012.