First Prime Minister of Australia

Once Australia became part of the commonwealth, Edmund Barton, leader of the Australian federal movement became Prime Minister in 1900 and served until 1903.

Additional Information:

  • Edmund Barton – Wikipedia
    Sir Edmund Barton, GCMG, KC (18 January 1849 – 7 January 1920) was an Australian politician and judge. He served as the first Prime Minister of Australia from 1901 to 1903 and became a founding justice of the High Court of Australia.[
  • Australia’s PMs – Australia’s Prime Ministers
    Use the images below to explore the life and times of individual Australian prime ministers
  • Edmund Barton – Australia’s Prime Ministers
    Federation was Edmund Barton’s ‘one great thing’. One of the key architects of Australia’s Constitution, Barton became the new nation’s first Prime Minister at a grand ceremony in Centennial Park, Sydney, on 1 January 1901.

Date:
      1900-1903
Name(s):
      Edmund Barton
Occupation:
      Prime Minister
Location:
      Australia
Born:
      January 18th 1849
      Glebe, Sydney, Australia
Died:
      January 7th 1920
      Hydro Majestic Hotel
Spouse:
      Jane Barton
      (m. 1877–1920)
Party:
      Protectionist Party
Children:
      Edmund Alfred Barton,
      Oswald Barton,
      Wilfrid Alexander Barton,
      Jean Alice Barton,
      Leila Stephanie Barton,
      Arnold Hubert Barton
Siblings:
      George Burnett Barton,
      Harriet Barton,
      Sarah Sophia Barton,
      Anna Louisa Hobbs,
      Sydney Fitzgerald Barton,
      Mary Eamont Bryant,
      Alice Barton,
      Ellen Barton,
      Elizabeth Agnes Barton,
      William Barton


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