How Did Sir Edmund Barton Influence Australia

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Sir Edmund Barton Sir Edmund Barton was Australia’s first Prime Minister and a strong advocate of Australian Federation. He was born in gleeb, the ninth child of William Barton and Mary Louise Whydah on the 18th of January, 1849. His parents were English immigrants who arrived in Australia 1824. Edmund Barton attended Fort Street school and then went on to Sydney Grammar school. He then went onto attend Sydney university and graduated with first class honours in classics. He became a barrister in 1871 and created a legal practise. Barton was fond of cricket and on a cricket trip, he met his wife, Jane Mason Ross in 1870 and they married in 1877. Together they had six children,. Sir Edward Barton started his political career in 1877 with an
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