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Edmund Barton

Personal data
Date of birth18 January 1849
Place of birthGlebe, Sydney, New South Wales, British Empire
Date of death7 January 1920(age 70)
Place of deathMedlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyProtectionist
1st Prime Minister of Australia
Elections: 1901
In office1 January 1901 - 24 September 1903
MonarchQueen Victoria
Edward VII
Governor generalJohn Hope
Halam Tennyson
DeputyAlfred Deakin
ConstituencyHunter (New South Wales)
Succeeded byAlfred Deakin
Preceded bynew office
Puisne Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office5 October 1903 - 7 January 1920
Succeeded bySir Hayden Starke
Preceded bynew office

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Sir Edmund Barton, GCMG, KC (18 January 1849 � 7 January 1920), Australian politician and judge, was the first Prime Minister of Australia and a founding justice of the High Court of Australia.

Barton's greatest contribution to Australian history was his management of the federation movement through the 1890s. Elected at the inaugural 1901 federal election, Barton resigned from the position of Prime Minister of Australia in 1903 and became a judge of Australia's High Court.

Edmund Barton Video - In a small park 75 kms from Sydney is a corridor of oak trees. Each oak tree is dedicated to one Australian Prime Minister and has been planted by the Prime Minister himself or a close family member. In this video, we look at the memorial plaques for the following Prime Ministers: Edmund Barton, Billy Hughes, John Curtin, Robert Menzies, Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard. Was this video any good? Then please: (1) Rate it (2) Favorite it (3) Subscribe to our channel (4) Comment (below).
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The english philosopher Edmund Burke's theory of the 'sublime. With some footage from: 300, Watchmen, 8 e 1/2, Inland Empire, 2001: A Space Odissey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Stalker, Barton Fink, Apocalypse Now. Soundtrack: "La Gazza Ladra", composed by Gioacchino Rossini.
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An introduction to 'People in Australia's past', books and audio resource with stories about the pictures on Australian bank notes, Aboriginal Australians, Bennelong, Governor Arthur Phillip, Mary Reibey, James Ruse, Governor Macquarie, John Macarthur, Edmund Barton, Kingsford Smith, John Flynn, Banjo Paterson, Caroline Chisholm, Edith Cowan, Nellie Melba, Douglas Mawson, David Unaipon, Eddie Mabo, Charles Perkins. To order go to
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I. Moderato con molto teneramente
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II. Cancion d'amor
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Revenge 150 years in the making - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Seated in the second seat for the vanquished Sydney University crew in 1860 was -Edmund Barton-, who in 1901 became the country's first prime minister. ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:05:16 GMT+00:00
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The Monthly (subscription)--Australia's first prime minister, -Edmund Barton-, addresses the nation, Sydney, 1901. From the book 'Souvenir of the inauguration of the Australian ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:03:57 GMT+00:00
Search for origins: UK site to release Aussie details - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Famous names can be found in the records, including Australia's first prime minister -Edmund Barton-, Tasmanian-born actor Errol Flynn, and cricketer Sir ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 03:05:42 GMT+00:00
Tax set to hit free Triangle parking in days - The Canberra Times Tweet this news
The Canberra Times--The site's owner, the Morris Property Group, will charge $8 a day for its 612 parking bays off Broughton Street, opposite the -Edmund Barton- Building. ... - Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2010 23:49:29 GMT+00:00
Wonkbook: WH talks climate compromise; meet the anti-stimulus; return of the ... - Washington Post Tweet this news
Washington Post--Former SEIU head Andy Stern and Honeywell CEO David Cote are putting together a plan to close the deficit, report -Edmund- Andrews and Erin Pianin: "They have ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:46:03 GMT+00:00
Crikey's ALP spill liveblog: Julia vs. Kevin - Crikey Tweet this news
Crikey--Will Australia get its first female PM (but not its first ranga PM, apparently -Edmund Barton- was one)? Join in the Crikey live blog fun from 8:30am with our ... - Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:31:24 GMT+00:00
Courage vs. cowardice - Tweet this news great British statesman Sir -Edmund- Burke remarked: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 05:18:36 GMT+00:00
PHOENIX-SENDEPLAN, Dienstag, 18.05.10 15.00 Euro in der Krise/Aktuelles zum ... - (Pressemitteilung) Tweet this news (Pressemitteilung)--Europa am Scheideweg" Moderation: Christoph Minhoff Zu Gast: Nikolaus Blome, Leiter Hauptstadtbüro BILD-Zeitung, und -Edmund- Stoiber, Chefberater der ... - Date : Mon, 17 May 2010 12:13:24 GMT+00:00
The Pacific slave trade - Solomon Star Tweet this news
Solomon Star---Edmund Barton-, the prime minister, argued in support of the Bill with the following statement: "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to ... - Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 02:43:16 GMT+00:00
Carcassonne. CULTURE EXPRESS LIVRE La Cité du livre au Donjon les 8 et 9 mai - Midi Libre Tweet this news
Midi Libre---...- l'auditorium de la chapelle des Jésuites (rue des Etudes) accueille le concert de -Edmund Barton- Bullock, pianiste et compositeur, et Blagoya Dimcevski, ... - Date : Fri, 07 May 2010 03:23:01 GMT+00:00

Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
William Windeyer
Member for University of Sydney
1879 - 1880
Preceded by
John Shepherd
Member for Wellington
1880 - 1882
Succeeded by
David Ferguson
Preceded by
Arthur Renwick
Member for East Sydney
1882 - 1887
Succeeded by
William McMillan|alongside=Reid, Burdekin, McElhone, Copeland, Griffiths
Preceded by
Sir George Wigram Allen
Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
1883 - 1887
Succeeded by
James Young
Preceded by
Sydney Burdekin
Member for East Sydney
1891 - 1894
Succeeded by
District abolished|alongside=McMillan, Parkes, Reid
Preceded by
Francis Clarke
Member for Hastings and Macleay
1898 - 1900
Succeeded by
Francis Clarke
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir George Bowen Simpson
Attorney General of New South Wales
Succeeded by
Sir George Bowen Simpson
Attorney General of New South Wales
1891 - 1893
Succeeded by
Charles Gilbert Heydon
Prime Minister of Australia
1901 - 1903
Succeeded by
Alfred Deakin
Minister for External Affairs
1901 - 1903
Party political offices
New partyLeader of the Protectionist Party
1889 - 1903
Succeeded by
Alfred Deakin
Parliament of Australia
New divisionMember for Hunter
1901 - 1903
Succeeded by
Frank Liddell
Legal offices
New courtPuisne Justice of the High Court of Australia
1903 - 1920
Succeeded by
Sir Hayden Starke

Justices of the High Court of Australia

Chief Justices of AustraliaGriffith * Knox * Isaacs * Gavan Duffy * Latham * Dixon * Barwick * Gibbs * Mason * Brennan * Gleeson * French
Puisne JusticesBarton * O'Connor * Higgins * Powers * Piddington * Rich * Starke * Evatt * McTiernan * Williams * Webb * Fullagar * Kitto * Taylor * Menzies * Windeyer * Owen * Walsh * Stephen * Jacobs * Murphy * Aickin * Wilson * Deane * Dawson * Toohey * Gaudron * McHugh * Gummow * Kirby * Hayne * Callinan * Heydon * Crennan * Kiefel * Bell

Prime Ministers of Australia

Barton * Deakin * Watson * Reid * Deakin * Fisher * Deakin * Fisher * Cook * Fisher * Hughes * Bruce * Scullin * Lyons * Page * Menzies * Fadden * Curtin * Forde * Chifley * Menzies * Holt * McEwen * Gorton * McMahon * Whitlam * Fraser * Hawke * Keating * Howard * Rudd * Gillard |

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