Second Bruce Ministry

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Second Bruce Ministry
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17th Ministry of Australia
Date formed18 December 1925
Date dissolved29 November 1928
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralLord Stonehaven
Prime MinisterStanley Bruce
No. of ministers15
Member partyNationalistCountry coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderMatthew Charlton
James Scullin
Election(s)14 November 1925
Outgoing election17 November 1928
Legislature term(s)10th
PredecessorFirst Bruce Ministry
SuccessorThird Bruce Ministry

The Second Bruce Ministry (NationalistCountry Coalition) was the 17th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 8th Prime Minister, Stanley Bruce. The Second Bruce Ministry succeeded the First Bruce Ministry, which dissolved on 18 December 1925 following the federal election that took place in November. The ministry was replaced by the Third Bruce Ministry on 29 November 1928 following the 1928 federal election.[1]

Stanley Bruce, who died in 1967, was the last surviving member of the Second Bruce Ministry; Bruce was also the last surviving member of the Fifth Hughes Ministry and the First Bruce Ministry. Earle Page was the last surviving Country minister.


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Nationalist Rt Hon Stanley Bruce (CH) MC

MP for Flinders

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Country Hon Dr Earle Page

MP for Cowper

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Nationalist Rt Hon (Sir) George Pearce (KCVO)

Senator for Western Australia

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Nationalist Hon John Latham CMG KC

MP for Kooyong

Nationalist Hon Herbert Pratten

MP for Martin

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Nationalist Hon Sir Neville Howse VC KCB KCMG

MP for Calare

Neville Howse - Lafayette (cropped).jpg
Nationalist Hon (Sir) Victor Wilson (KBE)

Senator for South Australia

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Country Hon William Gibson

MP for Corangamite

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Country Hon William Hill

MP for Echuca

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Country Hon Llewellyn Atkinson

MP for Wilmot

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Nationalist Hon Charles Marr DSO MC

MP for Parkes

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Nationalist Hon Thomas Crawford

Senator for Queensland

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  • Honorary Minister
Nationalist Hon Sir William Glasgow KCB CMG DSO VD

Senator for Queensland
(1920–1932) (in Ministry from 18 June 1926)

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Country Hon Thomas Paterson

MP for Gippsland
(1922–1943) (in Ministry from 18 June 1926)

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Nationalist Hon Alexander McLachlan

Senator for South Australia
(1926–1944) (in Ministry from 29 August 1926)

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  • Honorary Minister (from 29 August 1926)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2010.