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Mary Ethel Hughes nee Campbell

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6 June 1874


Mary Ethel Campbell is born at Burrendong, New South Wales

26 June 1911

Marries aged 37 to Billy Hughes 48

Mary marries Billy Hughes at Christ Church, South Yarra, Melbourne.

11 August 1915

Birth of Helen Hughes

Birth of Mary and Billy Hughes’s only daughter, Helen Beatrice Myfanwy Hughes

1916, 1918, 1921

Travelling companion and advisor

Mary accompanies Billy during his parliamentary sessions and on domestic and overseas trips as Prime Minister. In this picture Mary Hughes is with baby Helen, William Hughes, Neville Chamberlain and his family in Birmingham, England in May 1916. Courtesy National Library of Australia.