Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920

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Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920) was the first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, having previously been a leading advocate of Federation and one of the draftsmen of the Australian Constitution. He served as Prime Minister from 1 January 1901 until 23 September 1903, and then resigned to become the senior puisne judge of the newly-established High Court of Australia.

From the description of Papers of Sir Edmund Barton [manuscript]. 1827-1940. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225632793

From the description of Papers of Sir Edmund Barton, 1827-1940 [microform]. 1827-1940. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225642094

William Barton came to Australia in 1827 as the first resident secretary and accountant of the Australian Agricultural Company. He resigned c.1832 and became an estate agent and Sydney's first stockbroker. He son William represented the firm of Sheppard and Alger at Major's Creek, N.S.W., a gold mining centre. Another son Sir Edmund Barton, 1849-1920, a barrister, served in the Legislative Assembly 1879, 1880-1887, 1891-1894, 1898-1899 and the Legislative Council 1887-1891, 1897-1898. During the 1890's he devoted himself to the cause of federation and on 31 Dec. 1900 became Australia's first Prime Minister. In Sep. 1903 he became a judge of the High Court of Australia.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225766258

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creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. [Address, to welcome Sir Edmund Barton, Ottawa] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919. Papers of Alfred Deakin, 1804-1973 (bulk 1880-1919) [microform]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Letter [manuscript] : Milson's Point, N.S.W. to A.S. Cowley. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. [Document of congratulation from British Fair Traders and Advocates of Imperial Preferential Trade 1902, June] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Robertson, George, 1860-1933. Correspondence. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Letter : to Isaac Isaacs [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Papers of Sir Edmund Barton [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Bavin, Thomas Sir, 1874-1941. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919. Papers of Alfred Deakin. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund Sir, 1849-1920. Correspondence between Edmund Barton and Captain Chuck, 1902 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Letter, 1901 Jan 28 [manuscript] : Milson's Point, N.S.W. to A.S. Cowley. University of Queensland, UQ Library
referencedIn Reid, G. H. (George Houstoun), 1845-1918. Papers of George Houstoun Reid. Libraries Australia
creatorOf James, Walter Hartwell Sir, 1863-1943. Letter, 1899 Aug. 15 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Latimer Jackson, B. H. Rev. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Autograph album containing signatures of the delegates, British parliamentarians and others associated with the Australian Federal Delegation to England [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Warung, Price, 1855-1911. The Clarion call. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Letters, papers, bill [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Parkes, Henry, Sir, 1815-1896. Correspondence [microform]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Papers of Sir Edmund Barton, 1827-1940 [microform]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund Sir, 1849-1920. [Newspaper cuttings relating to the Australian coal trade and early government policy, 1901-1906] Libraries Australia
creatorOf Letter and handbills relating to Australian federation [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Bird family. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Speech delivered by Barton at the opening of Federal Parliament in 1901 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn [Australian federation cartoons : [press clippings, Jan. 1898-Sept. 1899] Libraries Australia
referencedIn Maughan Family. Papers. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Groom, Littleton E. (Littleton Ernest), 1867-1936. Newspaper cuttings and letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Latimer Jackson, B. H. Rev. person
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Birth 1849-01-18

Death 1920-01-07

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