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The Blue Plaque recognises Australia`s seventh Prime Minister William (Billy) Hughes (1862-1952). 

Australia’s seventh Prime Minister William (Billy) Hughes spent 58 years in state and federal politics, representing four different parties, 3 of which expelled him. Billy pursued the interests of the fledgling Australian nation at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and established predecessors to the CSIRO and the Australian Federal Police while Prime Minister. Remembered by many as the ‘Little Digger’, Billy nevertheless remains a controversial figure in Australia’s political history.

The New South Wales Blue Plaques program celebrates heritage by recognising noteworthy people and events from our State’s history. The program aims to capture public interest and fascination in people, events and places which form the story of NSW. It is inspired by the famous London Blue Plaques program which originally started in 1866, and similar programs around the world.



Address:6 Richardson Street East, Lane Cove, 2066
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.822571
Long: 151.176981
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2022
Front Inscription

NSW Government

William (Billy) Hughes

1862 - 1962

Seventh Prime Minister of Australia lived here


Source: Blue Plaques Program, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au