Sir Robert Menzies

Posted in 1925

  • Becomes a member of the Savage Club, an association which lasted throughout his life. The Savage Club is a semi-literary club located in Melbourne's law district. Menzies' circle of friends includes young businessmen, shopkeepers and clerks and he was soon to become involved in the local politics that were of interest to some of these men.

Australian Events

Posted in 1925

  • Australia's population growsPopulation 6 million. The net gain from immigration in the previous 12 months is 44,212 - most of them British.
  • 500 members of the Australian Workers Union refuse to pick fruit with Italians at Mildura.
  • The man known as 'Flynn of the Inland', Reverend John Flynn tells of moves to install wirelesses in isolated homesteads in Central Australia, a part of his lifelong mission to overcome loneliness and isolation for people of the inland.
  • Rev John Flynn The rapid spread of the Prickly Pear cactus is a danger to cattle grazing land. About 30 million acres are overrun by the plant, mostly in Queensland.

 Disposing of Prickly Pear: "USE the PEAR and save the stock - In the last drought 2,000,000 cattle 1,000,000 sheep died! WHY?"

World Events

Posted in 1925

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa: "in danger of collapse"Heart valve surgery introduced.
  • Schoolteacher Scopes is convicted in Tennessee USA for teaching evolution.
  • The Regent's Park Zoo is to install lights to cheer the animals during London fogs.
  • It is reported that the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy leans more every year and is in danger of collapse.