Postmaster-General of New Ingerland
|Style||The Right Honourable|
Chief Secretary (1854-1907)|
Prime Minister (1907-1972)
|Appointer||King of New Ingerland|
|Term length||At His Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||29 April 1854|
|Final holder||Paul Harris|
|Abolished||9 October 1972|
The Postmaster-General was a Cabinet post who oversaw the Postmaster-General's Department (PMD). The department was responsible for the administration of post and telegraph services, telephones, radio and television broadcasting, and government banking services. In addition the PMD assisted in the administration of other government functions, such as pension payments, motor vehicle registration, and radio licence inspections. Established as a department in 1854, the post endured until 1972, when it was abolished and replaced with the office of Minister of State for Communications. The last Postmaster-General was Paul Harris.
References and notes
- The Postmaster-General's Department was established by way of an Order-in-Council at a meeting of Executive Council held on 29 April 1854.
- The Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 1972, was the Administrative Arrangements Order that abolished the Postmaster-General's Department and the office of Postmaster-General.