Image Edmund Barton, prime minister 1901-03

TLF ID M006466

This is a black-and-white photograph of Edmund Barton which introduces a range of online materials about his life and various roles as a politician, advocate for federation and High Court justice. The photograph was taken during his term as Australia's first prime minister. He is wearing a waistcoat and suit and is facing away from the camera.



Educational details

Educational value
  • As Australia's first prime minister, Barton was determined to deliver a functioning democratic federation of Australia. His passion and resolve helped him rise to the challenge of leading a parliament that included six future prime ministers. After office, Barton continued to show leadership, becoming one of Australia's first High Court justices.
  • By clicking on 'Learning content for this record' or the About tab, the viewer is able to access a variety of archival material such as letters, parliamentary documents, photographs and links to National Archives of Australia websites such as 'Australia's Prime Ministers'.
  • This resource is particularly useful for the year 6 content description about the key events and figures that led to Federation and the year 9 elective depth study ‘Making a nation’.  
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

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  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Name: Department of Information
  • Organization: Department of Information
  • Description: author
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.