Sir Robert Menzies

Posted in 1951

  • Grandparents: Dame Pattie and PM Menzies, holding Alec MenziesAppointed Companion of Honour.
  • Birth of first grandchild, Alec Menzies.
  • Prime Minister Menzies is returned at the election following a double dissolution when the Senate refused to pass the Bank Bill. Mr Menzies waged his election campaign accusing the ALP of links with communism.
  • The first one-day festival cricket match for the West Indian team against the Prime Minister's Eleven, is held in Canberra:

Talking with a cattle exhibitor at Cessnock Show, NSW, March"... I proposed to have a few players who had retired from Test cricket, several who were still playing, a couple of members of Parliament, and three local players ..."

Sir Robert Menzies The Measure of the Years, 1970 p 269.


PM Menzies tossing the coin: West Indies v PM's XI