- 6 June 1874
Burrandong, New South Wales, Australia
- 2 April 1958
- Community worker
- Alternative Names
- Campbell, Mary (maiden name, 6 June 1974 - 26 June 1911)
Dame Mary Hughes was awarded the Order of the British Empire - Dame Grand Cross - Civil, on 31 December 1921 for public services to Australia during World War I. It was the highest award a woman could obtain, and she was the first Australian to receive it. Mary Hughes was the wife of the 13th prime minister of Australia, William Morris (Billy) Hughes (1915-1923), one of Australia's longest serving parliamentarians.