Edmund Barton

Australia's first Prime Minister


  • Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia from 1901-1903.
  • He'd been a member of Parlament for 20 years.
  • Born: 18 January 1849
  • Died: 7 January 1920
  • Birth Place: Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
  • Parents: Willam Barton, Mary Louise Whydah
  • He was 1/9 children
  • Lived in Australia all his life.
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Edmund Barton had been working on federation for 10 years, and became first Prime Minister of Australia because his supporters of federation trusted him.