On This Day ……. 6th May 1922
Mr. Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia, fell from his horse while riding near Grafton, New South Wales on this day in 1922, and broke his collar-bone. Dr. Earle Page (11th Prime Minister of Australia), who attending Hughes, states that the fracture is not serious.. Mr. Hughes suffered much pain, but bore it stoically, and, after the injury was drawn, sat up in bed, talking animatedly. Mr. Hughes took a week’s rest.