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Barton, Edmund, Sir

Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1920 AD
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1849 – Sir Edmund Barton was born 18th of January in Sydney, Australia.

Educated at Fort Street High School and Sydney Grammar School, where he was twice dux and school captain.

Graduated with first class honours in classics from the University of Sydney.

1871 – Barton became a barrister.

1870 – On a cricket trip to Newcastle he met Jane Mason Ross, whom he married in 1877.

1879 – Barton umpired a cricket game at Sydney Cricket Ground between New South Wales and an English touring side captained by Lord Harris.

1882 – Barton became Speaker of the assembly.

1884 – Elected President of the University of Sydney Union.

1887-1891 – Barton sat in the Legislative Council.

1897-1898 – Once again he served in the Legislative Council.

1897 – One of the delegates elected from New South Wales to the Constitutional Convention.

1901-1903 – He served as Prime minister of Australia. (1st prime minister of independent Australia)

1902 – Barton was in England for the negotiation of a permanent British naval presence, to protect Australia against the marauding navies of the other powers.

         – While in London he was created a Knight Grand Cross of St Michael and St George.

1903 – Barton left Parliament to become one of the founding justices of the High Court of Australia.

1920 – Barton died on 7th of January at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath, New South Wales.

2.8 (55.83%) 24 votes