Edmund barton played a pivotal role in achieving federation, and was considered the logical choice to be australia's first prime minister barton used his considerable skills and standing to forge the first federal ministry, largely from rival colonial leaders. Sir edmund barton was the first prime minister of australia and the founding member of the high court of the nation read on for detailed information about his childhood, profile, career and timeline. Aged 86yrs son of samuel barton & hannah bridges.
This page is about edmund barton who was prime minister of australia between 1 january 1901 – 24 september 1903 he was married to jane barton. Sir edmund barton: sir edmund barton, statesman who guided the australian federation movement to a successful conclusion and became the first prime minister of the resulting commonwealth in 1901 barton in 1879 entered the new south wales legislative assembly, where he served as speaker (1883–87) he was attorney.
The edmund barton building is a government office building in that suburb the barton college of deakin university is also named after barton grave of sir edmund & lady barton.
Sir edmund (toby) barton (1849-1920), federationist, first prime minister and judge, was born on 18 january 1849 at glebe, sydney, third son and youngest child of william barton and his wife mary louisa, née whydah his eldest brother was george burnett barton william had arrived in sydney from.
The hansard record shows barton spoke more than any other member in the first house of representatives second australian to receive the gcmg – the highest knighthood available in the empire (sir henry parkes was the first.