William Hughes, Australian Prime Minister linked to Llandudno, North Wales
Prime Minister of Australia 1915-1923.
Connection: Born in Llandudno.
The Australian Government web site says Billy Hughes was born in Pimlico London and went to primary school in Llandudno.
In 1918 whilst visiting the UK, William Morris Hughes sent a morse code wireless message to Australia from the Marconi wireless station at Waunfawr. It was the first radio signal from Europe to be received in the Antipodes.
Billy Hughes only went to school in Llandudno. One of his class mates was John Bright who the local high school is named after. There is a plaque stating this on the wall of the old school building in Llandudno.
A little man who had the power of rivers in winter, a hiraeth yn ei galon,