Old Catalogue
Manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue
Adlib Internet Server 5
Try the new catalogue. Start exploring now ›


  • Title
    Hughes family papers, 1875-1951
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    5 volumes and 1 box of textual material - manuscript, typescript, and printed

    Sir Thomas Hughes (1863-1930), solicitor, parliamentarian and Lord Mayor of Sydney, was born at Sydney, third son of John Hughes and his wife Susan, nee Sharkey. He was educated in London and after his return to Sydney was articled to T.M. Slattery in 1882 and admitted as a solicitor in 1887 at which time he joined his brother John Francis Hughes in the firm of Hughes and Hughes. Hughes was an alderman on the Sydney Municipal Council (1898-1912) and was mayor and first Lord Mayor (1902-1903,1907-1908). Hughes was a nominated member of the NSW Legislative Council (1908-1930). In 1887 Thomas Hughes married Louisa Gilhooley. He was survived by his wife and one of his three sons, Geoffrey Forrest Hughes. Another of his sons Roger Forrest Hughes was killed in France in 1916 while serving with the Australian Army Medical Corps during World War I.[ref:ADB 9]
    Geoffrey Forrest Hughes (1895-1951), solicitor and aviator, was born at Sydney, second surviving son of Sir Thomas Hughes and his wife Louisa. He was educated at St. Ignatious College, Riverview and the University of Sydney where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1920) and Bachelor of Laws (1923), his studies having been interrupted by World War I. Geoffrey Hughes went to England in 1916 and was commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps. He was awarded a Military Cross in May 1918 and the Air Force Cross in 1919. On his return to Australia he completed his education and was admitted as a solicitor in 1923 and joined the family firm, Hughes and Hughes. He remained involved in flying as President of the Aero Club of NSW and was granted a citizen commission in the RAF in 1940. [ref:ADB 9]
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01: CORRESPONDENCE, 1907-1951

    Series 01 Part 01: Hughes family correspondence, 1907-1917
    Series 01 Part 02: Hughes family correspondence, 3 April 1917-22 September 1918
    Series 01 Part 03: Hughes family correspondence, 1 October 1918-20 September 1951
    Series 01 Part 04: Hughes general correspondence, 1907-1945


    Series 02 Part 01: Papers re Hughes family tree, 1887, 1907, 1918
    Series 02 Part 02: Personal papers of Geoffrey Hughes, 1901-1944

    SERIES 03: NEWSCUTTINGS, 1875-1944

    Series 03 Part 01: Hughes family newscuttings, 1875-1944
    Series 03 Part 02: Hughes family scrapbook, 1904-1917

    SERIES 04: DIARIES, 1911-1940

    SERIES 05: PRINTED MATERIAL, 1913-1951

    SERIES 06: PICTORIAL MATERIAL, ca. 1902-1951
  • Source
    Presented by the Hughes family in 1965
  • General note

    This collection was listed in 2005 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
    This collection includes pictorial material located at Pic.Acc.1018. For description of this see attached record.
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
  • Creator/Author/Artist
  • Name
  • Subject
  • Browse collection hierarchy
  • Manuscript Index
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Share this result by email