The Throssell Ministry was the second Ministry of the Government of Western Australia. It succeeded the Forrest Ministry on 15 February 1901 after Sir John Forrest's move from state to federal politics, and was led by Forrest's choice of successor, George Throssell. However, no clear winner emerged from the April 1901 state election, and rather than test his support in the Assembly, Throssell and the Ministry he led resigned on 27 May 1901, allowing the Leake Ministry led by Opposition Leader George Leake to take office.
The Government of Western Australia, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government of Western Australia, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Western Australia. It is also commonly referred to as the WA Government or the Western Australian Government. The Government of Western Australia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1890 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Western Australia has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Western Australia ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.
The Forrest Ministry was the first government ministry in Western Australia, after the inauguration of responsible government. It was in government from 29 December 1890 to 14 February 1901, when it was succeeded by the Throssell Ministry following the 1901 elections.
John Forrest, 1st Baron Forrest of Bunbury was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament.
The members of the Throssell ministry were:
| Premier |
| Colonial Secretary |
Minister for Education
|George Randell |
|Attorney-General|| Richard Pennefather |
(until 20 March 1901) 
| William Sayer |
(from 25 March 1901)
|Commissioner of Crown Lands||Charles Moran|
| Commissioner of Railways |
Minister for Works
|Barrington Wood |
|Minister for Mines||Henry Lefroy |
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