Barton College is named after Australia’s first Prime Minister, Edmund
Barton, and consists of the Hammond, Dawson and Evatt units.
Construction began on Barton College in 1988. Six Hammond Units were
built and named after opera singer, Dame Joan Hammond. The Dawson Units
were built in three stages; Dawson 1 in 1988, Dawson 2, 3, 4 and 5 in
1989 and Dawson 6, 7 and 8 in 1991. These buildings are named after singer,
composer and recording artist, Peter Dawson Smith.
The Evatt units were built in 1992 and named after Herbert V. Evatt for
his outstanding contribution to international matters. The Evatt Units
were initially established to accommodate international students and
as such the units were referred to as "International House".
They are now utilised to accommodate senior/postgraduate/mature age students.
Each unit houses 12 students; a total of 48 rooms being available. These
students join a new style of community, one that is committed to a more "senior" mode of study.
Within the Evatt units, there is an allocation of 24 rooms (2 units) for the first and second year Medical School students desiring to reside on campus.
Barton College provides accommodation for 232 students in a co-residential
setting. Each unit houses between 11 and 16 residents. These units are
the first accommodation units visible on entry to the main drive of the
University. In addition to these places, there is a 2 bedroom house on-campus for second or third year residents, as well as an off-campus house of 6 bedrooms (Thornhill Road) for second and third year, and medical residents.
Barton College has a well furnished Common Room complete with pool table,
stereo, DVD player and big screen TV.
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