Sir Robert Gordon Menzies was twice the
Prime Minister of Australia.
First from 1939 to 1941, then from 1949
In 1920, Menzies married Pattie Maie
Leckie, who was born in 1899. Dame Pattie Maie Menzies died in
1995 at Canberra.
During 1942, Robert Menzies delivered
weekly radio broadcast essays that were named after one of its speeches,
The Forgotten People, which was broadcast on May 22,
Menzies said that these broadcasts
" have represented a serious attempt
to clarify my own mind and assist listeners on questions which
emerge in the changing currents of war.
"In a sense, within the acute limits
of time and space, they represent a summarized political
philosophy to which many thousands have been interested enough
to listen and which hundreds of listeners-in have asked me to
And here you can read the transcript of
the February 20 broadcast,
New York Times Magazine published
some of Menzies' writings. On this site, and by way of exception,
they are listed under speeches. Here you can read
Politics as an Art, from November 28, 1948, and
The English Tradition from July 10, 1949.
In honor of William Queale, the
Australian Institute of Management named a library and an annual
lecture after him.
On October 22, 1954, Robert Menzies
Democracy and Management speech at Adelaide. This speech
is also called the The First William Queale Memorial Lecture.
William Queale, born in 1889, became
National President of the Australian Institute of Management on
December 12, 1951. On December 25, 1951, Queale died of a cerebral
And here is the link to
Menzies' Virtual Museum.