Who in Australian history was Jean Ross?Posted: January 16, 2012
As Australia’s “first bloke”, Tim Mathieson doesn’t have anyone to follow in terms of how it’s done. I guess it was the same for the partner of Edmund Barton, Australia’s first Prime Minister.
There’s not much written about Lady Barton (nee Jean Ross). We know she was a patient woman, waiting five years between her engagement and her marriage to Barton.