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Edmund Barton

Author: Geoffrey Curgenven Bolton
Publisher: St. Leonards, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is how an easy-going Sydney politician, with a reputation for enjoying the pleasures of the table and a fondness for cricket, became possessed by an enduring passion to a make a new country from a collection of British colonies, and became Australia's first prime minister.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Edmund Barton; Edmund Barton; Edmund Barton, Sir)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Curgenven Bolton
ISBN: 1865084093 9781865084091
OCLC Number: 46656589
Awards: Short-listed for Colin Roderick Award 2000 (Australia)
Short-listed for National Biography Awards 2001 (Australia)
Description: xiii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction: Encountering Edmund Barton1. Mr Micawber's son2. Young Australia3. 'Mr Speaker'4. 'My bristles are up'5. Slow progress6. Federation becalmed7. Federation reviving8. Leader of the convention9. Barton versus Reid10. Federation triumphant11. Prime Minister: Foundations12. Life at the top13. The road to resignation14. Mr Justice Barton15. Death of an elder statesman16. ReputationEndnotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Geoffrey Bolton.

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