Governors of NSW

The Governors (and caretakers)of New South Wales

Reign of King George III 1760 – 1820

26 Jan 1788 – Jul 1793            Captain Arthur Phillip
Dec 1792 –                                Major Francis Grose
Dec 1794                                  Captain William Paterson
11 Sep 1795 – 27 Sep 1800   Captain John Hunter
28 Sep 1800 – 12 Aug 1806    Captain Philip Gidley King
13 Aug 1806 -26 Jan 1808      Captain William Bligh
Jan 1808 –                             Major George Johnston
Sep 1808 –                             Major Joseph Foveaux
Jan 1809 –                             Lieutenant Colonel William Paterson
1 Jan 1810 – 30 Nov 1821       Major General Lachlan Macquarie

Reign of King George IV 1820 – 1830

1 Dec 1821 –  1 Dec 1825    Major General Thomas Brisbane
1 Dec 1825 –                           Lieutenant Colonel William Stewart
19 Dec 1825– 21 Oct 1831   Lieutenant General Ralph Darling

Reign of King William IV 1830 – 1837

22 Oct 1831 –                       Colonel Patrick Lindesay
3 Dec 1831-  5 Dec 1837   Major General Richard Bourke

Reign of Queen Victoria 1837 – 1901

5 Dec 1837 –                          Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Snodgrass
24 Feb 1838 -11 Jul 1846    Major Sir George Gipps
11 Jul 1846 –                          Maurice O’Connell
3 Aug 1846 –   Jan 1855       Lieutenant Colonel Sir Charles FitzRoy
20 Jan 1855 – 22 Jan 1861   Sir William Denison