Chris Hurford studied at the London School of Economics and worked in accountancy before entering politics in 1969 as Member of the House of Representatives for Adelaide, a seat he held until his retirement in 1987.
Mr Hurford served as a Labor Shadow Minister for seven years and a Minister of the Hawke Government for five years. After retiring from politics he served as Australia’s Consul General in New York for four years. In retirement, he continues his interest in political matters, particularly Australian constitutional reform.
This collection was transferred to the Library from the National Archives of Australia in 2001. It includes Mr Hurford’s personal papers from student days until his retirement from Federal Parliament, photographs, realia and audio-visual material.
Information on the contents of the Collection can be found in the UniSA Archival Collections, and digital copies of selected items can be viewed. For further information or access to the Collection, please email the Library Archivist.