William Morris (Billy) Hughes (1862-1952)

Prime Minister of Australia 1915 to 1923.

25 September 1862

Born 7 Moreton Place, Pimlico, London, U.K.

Son of William Hughes and Jane nee Morris. 

October — 8 December 1884

Leaves for Australia

Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland as an assisted migrant on the Duke of Westminster

Circa 1890

Marries Elizabeth Cutts

Cutts was his Moore Park, Sydney, landlord and in 1890 moves to Balmain where he opens “a small mixed shop, took on odd jobs and mended umbrellas”.


Member for West Sydney in NSW Parliament


Elected to the first Federal Parliament