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Biographical entry Hughes, Ernest Selwyn (1860 - 1942)

Born
12 May 1860
Cobram, Victoria, Australia
Died
16 June 1942
Aspendale, Victoria, Australia

Summary

Ernest Selwyn Hughes was vicar of St Peter's, Eastern Hill 1900-26. In 1915 he led a deputation of the members of the Melbourne Metropolitan Hospitals Board of Supplies waiting on the Minister for Customs, recommending that 'a Federal Government Institute for the preparation of therapeutic sera, vaccines and organ extracts should be established'. This was one of the factors that led to the establishment of the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in 1916.

Details

Born Cobram, Victoria, 12 May 1860. Died Aspendale, Victoria, 16 June 1942. Curate, St Peter's, Eastern Hill 1894-1900, vicar 1900-1926.

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Book Sections

  • Harper, Norman, 'Hughes, Ernest Selwyn (1860-1942), Anglican clergyman', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 388-389. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090390b.htm. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker