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Menzies in his time: Robert Gordon Menzies

1894-1978

Australian statesman
"The years spanned by Menzies' lifetime had taken civilization from horseless carriages to freeways; from the Wright brothers to a jet that could cross the world in a day; instant telecommunication, bringing an isolated Australia into the 'global village'; wars that drew the nations together; the nuclear bomb; and a growing maturity as travel, education and culture became accessible to everyone; Menzies lived through the changes and seemed to enjoy the journey.
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Video script Menzies in his time, 1994
Robert Menzies - key events
Key Events
Born at Jeparit 1894 School years Graduates in Law Barrister and State Politician Privvy Councillor, Prime Minister 1939-41 Forms Liberal Party; Prime Minister 1939-41, 1949-66 Prime Minister 1949-66 Retires from politics 1966 Active retirement
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