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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hughes, Henry Kent

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Hughes, Henry Kent, was a leading settler in the colony of Victoria, but ultimately removed to South Australia, and was member for Victoria from 1868 to 1870 and for Port Adelaide from 1871 to 1874 in the Legislative Assembly of that colony. He was Treasurer in the Strangways Ministry from Nov. 1868 to May 1870, and in that of Mr. (now Sir) Henry Ayers from Jan. to March 1872. Mr. Hughes, who sat in the Legislative Council from April 1877 to May 1880, died on August 30th, 1880. His widow, who died in London in 1890, left several legacies to Adelaide charities.