Sir Edmund Barton


Edmund Barton Federation

· 1900- Barton is ordered to form the first ministry

· 1901 1st Jan- The Federal Parliament is officially opened in Melbourne

· 1901 1st Jan- Edmund Barton is appointed first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

· 1901 29th Mar - 1st federal elections

· 1903 1st Jan - Resigns office as Prime Minister

· 1903 1 May- Sir Edmund Barton appointed judge to the High Court of Australia.