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William Morris Hughes

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(1862–1952) Australian statesman and prime minister (1915–23). He was awarded the CH in 1941. Born in London, of Welsh parents, Hughes was educated in London as a ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History
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125 words

..., William Morris ( 1862–1952 ) Australian statesman . He became a Labor Member of the House of Representatives in 1901 , where he served for over 50 years. He was Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia ( 1915–23 ), and represented Labor until it split in 1916 . In 1917 he helped to form the Nationalist Party, which he led until 1923 , when the Country Party, now in coalition with the Nationalists, refused to serve with him. In 1929 , he gave his support to the Labor Party over a matter of industrial relations and the Nationalists expelled...

Hughes, William Morris

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., William Morris ( 1862–1952 ) Australian statesman and prime minister ( 1915–23 ). He was awarded the CH in 1941 . Born in London, of Welsh parents, Hughes was educated in London as a student teacher before emigrating to Australia at the age of twenty. He studied law at Sydney University and was admitted to the bar in 1903 . Hughes first entered politics when he was elected to the New South Wales parliament in 1894 . Transferring to federal parliament in 1901 , he became leader of the Labor Party and prime minister in 1915 . Leaving the party in ...

Hughes, William Morris

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009

..., William Morris ( 25 September 1862–28 October 1952 ). Born in London of Welsh parentage, and educated largely in Wales, Hughes migrated to Queensland in 1884 with an assisted passage, and lived for a time in acute poverty before setting himself up in business in Sydney. An important figure in the organisation of the early Labor Party in Sydney, he won a federal seat in 1901 and in the short-lived Labor government of 1904–05 he held the External Affairs portfolio. In the decade before the outbreak of war Hughes became a leading figure in the...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Social sciences, Politics
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388 words

..., William Morris ( Billy Hughes ) (b. Pimlico, London , 25 Sept. 1862 ; d. Lindfield, NSW , 28 Oct. 1952 ) Australian ; Prime Minister 1915–23 The son of a Welsh carpenter, Hughes was educated in Wales and London before migrating to Australia in 1884 . After several years in a variety of itinerant jobs, he settled in Sydney and became involved in NSW labour politics and shearers' and then waterside unions. Between 1901 and his becoming Prime Minister in 1915 , Hughes established a reputation as a nationalist, an advocate of greater...

Hughes, William Morris ‘Billy’

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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1,379 words

...Hughes was fêted in establishment circles. This, according to Labor legend, turned his head and, forgetting his party and his country, he decided to conscript Australian men for imperial purposes. Most of the historical accounts of Hughes's decision for conscription endorse the legend by allowing at least some significance to the effect of the visit. If it had an effect, it was very different from what the legend claims. This is made clear in L. F. Fitzhardinge's authoritative two-volume biography William Morris Hughes (1964, 1979) . Hughes went to...

Hughes, William (‘Billy’) Morris

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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577 words

...Hughes, William ( ‘Billy’ ) Morris (b. London , 25 Sept. 1862 ; d. Lindfield, NSW , 28 Oct. 1952 ) Prime Minister of Australia 1915–23 The son of a Welsh carpenter, Hughes was educated in Wales and London before migrating to Australia in 1884 . After several years in a variety of itinerant jobs, he settled in Sydney and became involved in NSW labour politics and shearers' and then waterside unions. He was elected to the parliament of New South Wales in 1894 , where he proved to be a clever tactician and effective orator. Despite his opposition to...

William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
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...0WilliamMorris‘Billy’ William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes 1862 – 1952 British -born Australian statesman I don’t want justice, I want mercy. on having his portrait painted John Thompson On the Lips of Living Men ...

William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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50 words

...0WilliamMorris William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes 1862 – 1952 British -born Australian statesman , Prime Minister of Australia (as leader of the newly-formed Nationalist Party) 1917–23 I don’t want justice, I want mercy. on having his portrait painted John Thompson On the Lips of Living Men (1962) don't want justice I want ...

William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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137 words

...0WilliamMorris‘Billy’ William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes 1862 – 1952 British -born Australian statesman , Prime Minister of Australia (as leader of the newly-formed Nationalist Party) 1917–23 Oh well, I suppose it's right that the members of these old families should stick together nowadays. After all, their ancestors in those days were probably chained together. of support for a political rival in North Sydney, 1931 John Thompson On the Lips of Living Men (1962) these old families should stick together probably chained together I don't want...

William Morris Hughes

William Morris Hughes  

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(1862–1952)Australian statesman and prime minister (1915–23). He was awarded the CH in 1941.Born in London, of Welsh parents, Hughes was educated in London as a student teacher before emigrating to ...
16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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5,930 words
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...the foundation in London of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and although the movement itself was short-lived, its influence on illustration was momentous. In 1855 , *Routledge published The Music Master by the Irish poet William Allingham , with wood engravings after John Millais , Dante Gabriel Rossetti , and Arthur Hughes . Almost at a stroke a new kind of illustration, which was powerful in execution, intellectual in approach, and essentially realistic in the way faces and bodies were depicted, came to the fore. Rossetti’s beautiful image ‘Maids...

(Robert) Archdale Parkhill

(Robert) Archdale Parkhill  

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(27 August 1878–2 October 1947).A conservative machine politician, Parkhill became a close crony of William Morris Hughes in the creation of the National Party following the Labor Party split ...
Major-General Charles Henry Brand

Major-General Charles Henry Brand  

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(4 September 1873–31 July 1961).A school teacher by profession, Brand was commissioned in the Queensland Volunteer Infantry in 1898, and enlisted in the 3rd Queensland Contingent for the Boer ...
Australian National Defence League

Australian National Defence League  

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Formed on 5 September 1905 in Sydney, was modelled on Britain's National Service League, but differed from the British body in significant ways. It sought a system of universal training ...
Defence Act

Defence Act  

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(An Act to provide for the Naval and Military Defence and Protection of the Commonwealth and of the several States) 1903, came into force on 1 March 1904, three years ...
Slouch Hat

Slouch Hat  

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Is a wide-brimmed felt hat that was worn by several Australian colonial armies with the brim turned down all around. When a shortage of cork helmets led to its use ...
Malcolm Lindsay Shepherd

Malcolm Lindsay Shepherd  

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(27 October 1873–25 June 1960)entered the New South Wales Public Service in 1890, and moved to the Commonwealth Public Service in 1901 as a clerk in the Postmaster-General's Department. ...
Admiral Sir Percy Fenwick George Grant

Admiral Sir Percy Fenwick George Grant  

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(?1867–8 September 1952).As a British naval officer, Grant served in Egypt in 1882 and thereafter held various commands afloat, until appointment in 1915 as chief of staff to the ...
Senator Edward Davis Millen

Senator Edward Davis Millen  

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(7 November 1860–14 September 1923)migrated to Australia from England as a young man in 1880 and worked as a journalist in western New South Wales. He entered the New ...
Brigadier Sir Frederick Gallagher Galleghan

Brigadier Sir Frederick Gallagher Galleghan  

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(4 September 1863–22 January 1934).Galleghan enlisted in the AIF in January 1916, and served in France with the 34th Battalion. He was promoted to sergeant and was badly wounded ...

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