Our Past | Maitland's links to two of Australia's greatest

By Kevin Short
March 22 2020 - 2:00pm
Edmund Barton and (top left)
Edmund Barton and (top left)

Let me take you back 120 years to Australia's first election at Federation. The election was held over two days on March 29-30, 1901. Colonel Alexander Wilkinson, Maitland's Mayor, declared Edmund Barton the first member for Hunter.

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