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  • Title
    Billy Hughes - telegram to the Mayor of Glebe from Melbourne, 3 September 1916, urging the formation of a strong National Referendum Committee, by his citizens, to support conscription, 1916
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 1014
  • Level of description
  • Date

    3 September 1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 folder) - printed with manuscript annotations

    William Morris (Billy) Hughes (1862-1952), parliamentarian and Prime Minister of Australia, was born in London the son of William and Jane Hughes. He was educated in Wales and London and migrated to Australia in 1884. In 1890 he moved to Balmain and opened a small shop. He was elected a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seat of Sydney-Lang (1894-1901). He was elected a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seats of West Sydney (1901-1917), Bendigo (1917-1922), North Sydney (1922-1949) and Bradfield (1949-1952). He held a number of ministerial positions in the federal parliament including that of Prime Minister of Australia (1915-1923). [ref:ADB 9]
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    This collection was listed in 2005 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Digital order no:a7483001
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