1939 First broadcast as Prime Minister

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In his first radio broadcast as Prime Minister, Mr Menzies said:

"I am a singularly plain man, born in the little town of Jeparit, on the fringe of the Mallee; educated at Ballarat, in a state school, and then by scholarship at a public school and Melbourne University. Apart from having parents of great character, intelligence and fortitude, I was not born to the purple."