See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier.
|Appointed By:||Quentin Bryce|
|Governor:||Governor of Queensland|
|First Minister:||Robert Herbert|
|Date:||December 10, 1859|
Before the 1890s, there was no developed party system in Queensland. Political affiliation labels before that time indicate a general tendency only. Before the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, political parties were more akin to parliamentary factions, and were fluid, informal and disorganised by modern standards.