Sir Edmund Barton

Federation

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.