Letter and handbills relating to Australian federation [manuscript]. 1897-1898.
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John Douglas arrived in New South Wales in 1851. He took up Talgai, entered the New South Wales Parliament and Queensland Parliament in 1863. He was Post Master General in 1866 and 1868-1869, Secretary for Public Works in 1867, Agent General for Queensland in 1869-1871, Secretary for Public Lands in 1876-1877, Premier from 1877-1879, Special Commissioner in British New Guinea from 1886-1888, Government Resident of Thursday Island from 1888-1904. He married Mary Simpson in 1860 and Sarah Hickey i...
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). WorldCa...