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.