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Robert Menzies

 

“The home is the foundation of sanity and sobriety; it is the indispensable condition of continuity; its health determines the health of society as a whole.”

“The Forgotten People” broadcast, Macquarie Network, Australia, Friday 22 May 1942

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies was born on 20 December 1894 and died on 15 May 1978. He was the founder of the Australian Liberal Party, Australia’s sixteenth prime minister and, during his second term, had the honour of becoming the country’s longest-serving prime minister.

From the 1940s until he retired in 1966 it could be argued, and often is, that Menzies was the major influence in Australian politics. He was also, without question, regarded as a brilliant speaker. He saw a need to define ...

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