Robert menzies

His responsibility for the revival and growth of university life in Australia was widely acknowledged by the award of honorary degrees in the Universities of Queensland, Adelaide, Tasmania, New South Wales, and the Australian National University and by thirteen universities in Canada, the United States and Britain, including Oxford and Cambridge.

His maternal grandfather, John Sampson, was a Cornish miner from Penzance who also came to seek his fortune on the goldfields, in Ballarat.

Robert Menzies

The referendum on government power to ban the Communist Party occurred in a climate of mounting Cold War tension between Western and Soviet power blocs. He toured the United States giving lectures, and he published two volumes of memoirs.

Then you said, "We work for the same kind of free world. This was the first "television election" and Menzies, although nearly 70, proved a master of the new medium.

Robert Menzies (cricketer)

James, of Scottish descent, had been a coach painter in Ballarat before opening a general store in Jeparit.

A crisis arose almost immediately, however, when Page refused to serve under him. However, it won six seats in the Senate, giving it control of both chambers.

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His father James was a storekeeper, the son of Scottish crofters who had immigrated to Australia in the mids in the wake of the Victorian gold rush. In his Declaration of War broadcast on 3 SeptemberMenzies explained the dramatic turn of events over the past twelve months necessitating this change of course: At that election, the Coalition suffered a five-seat swing, winning 69 of seats and Labor, led by John Curtinrefused Menzies's offer to form a war coalition, and opposed using the Australian army for a European war, preferring to keep it at home to defend Australia.

Menzies and Page attacked each other publicly. With one heart we all feel, with one mind we all acknowledge, that it will never have borne a more precious burden, or been enriched by more splendid memories.

The Cabinet instead urged Menzies to make another overture to Labor for a national unity government, but Labor turned the offer down. He was sworn in as prime minister eight days later. It was subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the High Court.

Evattcampaigned against the referendum on civil liberties grounds, and it was narrowly defeated. Menzies and Page attacked each other publicly.

If Menzies won office, he pledged to counter inflation, extend child endowment and end petrol rationing.

Sir Robert Menzies

It is my melancholy duty to inform you officially that in consequence of a persistence by Germany in her invasion Robert menzies Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her and that, as a result, Australia is also at war. The Menzies government won 64 of seats and We look forward to social and unemployment insurances, to Robert menzies health services, to a wiser control of our economy to avert if possible all booms and slumps which tend to convert labour into a commodity, to a better distribution of wealth, to a keener sense of social justice and social responsibility.

Inhowever, he resigned from the Cabinet in protest at postponement of the national insurance scheme. Kooyong was a safely conservative seat based on Kewand Menzies won easily.

Also promised were 10 scholarships to helps students stay at school for the last two years with a further 2 scholarships for technical schools. He stood for constitutional democracy, the rule of law, the sanctity of contracts and the jealous preservation of existing institutions.

This was itself the first such detailed study in Australia. Matters came to a head in August, when the cabinet voted to have Menzies return to London to speak for Australia's interests in the War Cabinet. Menzies' maternal grandfather John Sampson was active in the trade union movement.

However, his support in Parliament was less certain. He did, however, fail Latin in his first year. On 9 OctoberMenzies resigned as leader of the UAP after failing to convince his colleagues that he should become Leader of the Opposition in preference to Fadden.

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He left office at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 26 days, making him the oldest person ever to be Prime Minister. Seeking a new start, he moved the family to Jeparit to take over the general store, [3] which "survived rather than prospered".

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Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT AK CH FAA FRS QC, (20 December – 15 May ) was an Australian politician and the 12th Prime Minister of Australia. Serving a collective total of over 18 years, he is Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister.

Robert Gordon Menzies was born to James Menzies Succeeded by: Harold Holt.

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