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Sir Edmund Barton (1849 - 1920)

 

Biographical Note

Edmund Barton (1849-1920), barrister, parliamentarian and Prime Minister, was born at Sydney, the third son and youngest of nine children of William and Mary Louisa Barton. He was educated at Fort Street Model School, Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1868) and Master of Arts (1870). He was admitted as a barrister in 1871.

Edmund Barton was elected member of the NSW Legislative Assembly in the seats of University of Sydney (1879), Wellington (1880-1882), East Sydney (1882-1887, 1891-1894), The Hastings and The Macleay (1898-1900). He was elected a member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1887 to 1891 and from 1897-1898. Barton was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (1883-1887) and Attorney General (1889, 1891-1893).

After many years of involvement with the federation movement Edmund Barton was elected a member of the House of Representatives in the first Australian Parliament and the first Prime Minister of Australia.

 

Papers

Title

 Sir David Maughan - papers, 1923-1942, together with Barton family papers, 1825-1902
 

Creator

Barton, Edmund, 1849 - 1920
 

Call No.

MLMSS 378

Title

 Sir Edmund Barton - letters and papers, 1885-1893
 

Creator

Barton, Edmund, 1849 - 1920
 

Call No.

MLMSS 7515X

Title

 Sir Edmund Barton - letters received, July 1894-Mar. 1916, with annotated printed pages of preamble to the Federal Convention of 1898
 

Creator

Barton, Edmund, 1849 - 1920
 

Call No.

MLMSS 1901

Title

 Sir Edmund Barton - papers concerning Australian Federation, 1881-1898
 

Creator

Barton, Edmund, 1849 - 1920
 

Call No.

MLMSS 7208

Title

 Sir Edmund Barton - papers, 1868-1919, together with Barton family papers, 1832-1867
 

Creator

Barton, Edmund, 1849 - 1920
 

Call No.

MLMSS 249

Title

 Sir Edmund Barton - typescript letter sent to John L. Weingarth, surveyor, from Sydney, NSW, concerning the choice of a site for the Federal Capital, 24 June 1898, with a printed pamphlet
 

Creator

Barton, Edmund, 1849 - 1920
 

Call No.

MLDOC 2371

Political Service

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

University of Sydney 1879-1880
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Wellington 1880-1882
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

East Sydney 1882-1887
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

East Sydney 1891-1894
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

The Hastings and The Macleay 1898-1900
 

House

Member of Legislative Council 1887-1891
 

House

Member of Legislative Council 1897-1898
 
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