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Biographical entry Hughes, Ernest Selwyn (1860 - 1942)

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


Ernest Hughes was vicar of St Peter's, Eastern Hill 1900-1926. 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.


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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