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Papers of Thomas Eyre Forrest Hughes 1963-1972 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1645531
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Hughes, T. E. F. (Thomas Eyre Forrest), 1923-
 
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Access Conditions Access restricted. 
Description 1963-1972 
2.24 m. (16 boxes). 
Summary

The papers include correspondence, memoranda, addresses by Hughes, William McMahon and other ministers; press releases, case transcripts, parliamentary speeches and questions, committee reports, subject files, newspaper cuttings and other papers. The papers primarily relate to Hughes's period as Attorney-General and contain Commonwealth Police reports and other documents relating to the activities of drafts resisters and anti-Vietnam War demonstrators as well as drafts and associated material relating to the "National Service Act:, the Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Bill and other legislation. The papers also contain Liberal Party papers including minutes of policy committee meetings, and papers relating to Hughes' non-Ministerial parliamentary activities.

Biography/History

Politician. Hughes worked as a barrister and Queen's Counsel before being elected in 1963 and 1966 as the Liberal Party representative for Parkes (N.S.W.), and in 1969 for Berowra (N.S.W.). From November 1969 to March 1971 he was Attorney-General (i.e. during John Gorton's term as Prime Minister). He retired from politics in 1972 and did not seek re-endorsement for the November 1972 House of Representatives election.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 4651.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (9 p.) in Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms4651 
Subjects Hughes, T. E. F. - (Thomas Eyre Forrest), - 1923- - Archives.  |  McMahon, William, - 1908-1988 - Correspondence.  |  Liberal Party of Australia - Archives.  |  Politicians - Australia - Archives.  |  Taxation - Law and legislation - Australia.  |  Arbitration, Industrial - Law and legislation - Australia.  |  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Aerial operations, American.  |  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements.  |  Draft resisters - Australia.  |  National service - Law and legislation.
Time Coverage 1963-1972 
Occupation Federal politicians.

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