Landmark Apartments are located in the Canberra suburb of Barton, bounded by Bowen Drive and Blackall Street.
Barton was gazetted as a division name on 20 September 1928, named after the Right Honourable Sir Edmund Barton, PC, GCMG, KC (1849-1920). Sir Edmund Barton was Australia’s first Prime Minister, holding office from 1901 to 1903. As a barrister and member of the New South Wales Parliament, he was one of the leading workers for Federation, serving on the committee which prepared the draft for the Constitution. Sir Edmund Barton resigned from Parliament in 1903 to become the senior puisne judge of the newly constituted High Court of Australia.
Streets in Barton are named for former state governors. Bowen Drive and Blackall Street are named respectively after Sir George Ferguson Bowen, GCMG, DCL, LLD (1821-1899), first Governor of the new Colony of Queensland, 1859-68, successfully organising the infant colony, and later, Governor of Victoria 1873-79; and Colonel Samuel Wensley Blackall (1809-1871), second Governor of Queensland 1868-1871.
Qantas B-747 farewell to Landmark (and Canberra) – Friday 17 July 2020
Skyfire 2018 from Landmark
Landmark community activism
Landmark precincts then and now
2020 – Landmark’s (top left) neighbourhood, showing proximity to Kingston foreshore, Kingston, Telopea Park and Manuka. (Photo: Kimberley Le Lievre, The Canberra Times)