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Edmund Barton's annotated copy of the 1891 draft of the Constitution

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Title: Edmund Barton's annotated copy of the 1891 draft of the Constitution
Date: 1891–97
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Keywords: Australian history, federation, constitutions, legislation, constitution, Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900
Record creator: Australian Federal Convention 1897–98, Drafting Committee
Reference: R212, 1

Draft Constitution

Draft Constitution

Draft Constitution


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This is an excerpt from Edmund Barton's annotated copy of the 1891 draft of the Constitution. Barton’s handwritten notes in red ink record the decisions made by the Constitution Committee, which he chaired, at the beginning of the second Australasian Federal Convention. This document represents the first stage of a drafting process which began in March 1897 and would continue until January 1898.

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