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Hugh Richard Hudson (12 December 1930 – 11 May 1993) was an Australian politician and 2nd Deputy Premier of South Australia in 1979. Hudson represented the House of Assembly seats of Glenelg from 1965 to 1970 and Brighton from 1970 to 1979 for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party.[1] He held several ministries during his career, including being Minister of Education (1970–1975) during which time he was asked to deliver the 1976 Buntine Oration, which he titled "The Political Economy of Educational Advancement."[2]


  1. ^ Hugh Hudson: SA Parliament
  2. ^ "The Buntine Oration: A Short History". Australian College of Educators. 2004. Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Des Corcoran
Deputy Premier of South Australia
Succeeded by
Roger Goldsworthy
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Baden Pattinson
Member for Glenelg
Succeeded by
John Mathwin
New division Member for Brighton
Succeeded by
Dick Glazbrook