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  1. Web page: Webpage from National Archives of Australia
    http://primeministers.naa.gov.au/primeministers/menzies/index.aspx
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    This webpage gives biographical information about Robert Menzies, including his life before he entered politics.

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  2. Web page: Biographical entry on Menzies in the Australian Dictionary of Biography
    http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/menzies-sir-robert-gordon-bob-11111
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    A comprehensive note on Menzies' character and achievements.

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    On Joseph Lyons' death in April 1939, the United Australia Party elected Menzies to the party leadership. Sir Earle Page announced that in consequence the Country Party would no longer work in coalition with the U.A.P. On 26 April 1939 Menzies became prime minister with a U.A.P. only cabinet. On 29 August 1941 Menzies resigned the prime ministership and the leader of the Country Party, Sir Arthur Fadden, became prime minister. On 3 October the Coalition government was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives. Fadden resigned and led the conservatives into Opposition. The leader of the Labor Party, John Curtin, took office on 7 October 1941.

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    About an hour after Britain and France had declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, Menzies informed the Australian people in a radio broadcast that '“It is my melancholy duty to inform you, that as a result of Germany’s invasion of Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her, and that as a result, Australia is at war.” The government put Australia on a war footing, announcing the recruitment of a volunteer military forcefor service in Australia or abroad, and the calling up of Militia drafts for local defence.

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  5. Web page: This is a link to the NMA webpage on Menzies
    http://www.nma.gov.au/primeministers/robert_menzies
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  6. R.G. Menzies on the day he became Prime Minister for the first time with Harold Holt, Minister for Supply, Melbourne, Victoria, 26 April 1939
    Larkins, John, 1943-
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    R.G. Menzies on the day he became Prime Minister for the first time with Harold Holt, Minister for Supply, Melbourne, Victoria, 26 April 1939
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    Menzies served as Prime Minister on two occasions. The first was from 1939-1941. The second was from 1949-1966.

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  7. Web page: Website of Museum of Australian Democracy
    http://menzies.moadoph.gov.au/
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    Extracts from Menzies' 1941 diary are made available in digital form on this website.

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    In January 1941 Menzies left on a four month trip to England and the US. The purpose of his visit was to garner support for defence of the Pacific. He was given a very warm reception by Australian troops in North Africa.

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    In the entry for his diary on 4 February,1941, Menzies writes:
    'It is a moving thing to speak to thousands of young men, mere boys, in the flower of their youth, many of whom will never see Australia again. War is the abomination of desolation, but its servants are a sight to see. These men are unbeatable.' For further entries from his 1941 diary, see the link to the website for the Australian Museum of Democracy above.

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  10. Portrait of Prime Ministers R.G. Menzies and Winston Churchill at Downing Street, London, 1941
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    Portrait of Prime Ministers R.G. Menzies and Winston Churchill at Downing Street, London, 1941
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    Whilst Menzies was in London in 1941, Churchill admitted him to the British War Cabinet.

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    For coverage of Menzies' arrival in the US see newspaper article at end of list.

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  12. [Prime Minister Robert Menzies addressing Parliament, 1945]
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    [Prime Minister Robert Menzies addressing Parliament, 1945]
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    In February 1945, Menzies formally advised Parliament of the formation and policies of the Liberal Party. The Liberal and Country parties' coalition won a substantial majority in the House of Representatives in the election of 1949 and Menzies was again Prime Minister. However, Labor held the balance of power in the Senate. With fears about the spread of communism, Menzies' election campaign had accused the ALP of links with communism.

    Menzies introduced legislation in 1951 to ban the Communist Party, hoping that the Senate would reject it and give him a trigger for a double dissolution election, but Labor let the bill pass. It was subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the High Court. Later in 1951 a referendum was held on the question of changing the constitution to give the Commonwealth Government powers to ban the Communist Party and communists from holding positions in the public service and elsewhere. The referendum was narrowly defeated.

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  13. TIMESTYLE BACKGROUND | The Petrov spy drama
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 8 April 1979 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Twenty-five years ago this week the then Prime Minister, Mr Menzies, announced in Parliament that Mr Vladimir Petrov, head of Soviet intelligence in ... 240 words
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    This is part of a feature in The Canberra Times on the Petrov affair, 25 years after the defection. The article continues at the following links:
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110939552
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110939553
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page12387140

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    The second Menzies government presided over a long period of economic prosperity in Australia’s history with rapid development associated with postwar reconstruction and immigration, rising standards of living and very low unemployment rates. The discovery and exploitation of new mineral and petroleum resources in the 1960s contributed to economic growth.

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  15. "We'll set an example to the world : Australia will have no H-bomb test all through 1960." [PM Robert Menzies] Molnar
    Molnar, George, 1910-1998
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    "We'll set an example to the world : Australia will have no H-bomb test all through 1960." [PM Robert Menzies] Molnar
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    After the end of World War II an 'arms race' developed between the two new superpowers - the US and the USSR. Both countries were involved in the testing of nuclear weapons at various locations and in the 1950s hydrogen bombs were tested in the Pacific. Radioactive fallout on atolls in the Pacific caused international concern. India's Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was the first international statesman to call for a halt to nuclear testing in 1954. Menzies agreed in 1950 that Britain could test nuclear weapons in Australia, and use the Woomera rocket range in South Australia to develop its Blue Streak missile.

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  16. Prime Minister Robert Menzies pictured in front of the Parthenon during his visit to Greece, 1950s
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    Prime Minister Robert Menzies pictured in front of the Parthenon during his visit to Greece, 1950s
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    Menzies was the first Australian Prime Minister since Billy Hughes to achieve a significant presence on the world stage. His many overseas trips, combined with his long tenure in office, meant that he was well known to many world leaders. In 1960–61 following Casey's retirement as Foreign Minister, Menzies was both Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs.

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  17. [British Prime Minister Harold Wilson hides and watches as Robert Menzies is surrounded by angry black Rhodesians] / McCrae
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    [British Prime Minister Harold Wilson hides and watches as Robert Menzies is surrounded by angry black Rhodesians] / McCrae
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    Menzies was the undisputed elder statesman of the Commonwealth Group of Nations. When South Africa’s apartheid policies threatened to split the Commonwealth in the early 1960s, Menzies advocated ‘non-interference’ on the grounds that it was an internal matter. His position was undermined when Britain suddenly abandoned ‘non-interference’ and supported a 1961 United Nations resolution condemning South Africa’s racial policies.

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    The Menzies government maintained strong ties with Australia’s traditional allies such as Britain and forged closer links with the United States with the signing of the ANZUS treaty in 1951. To help forge closer ties in the Asia Pacific region, the Menzies government initiated the Colombo Plan to bring students form the region to study in Australia and joined the South East Asia Treaty Organisation in 1954, a collective defence arrangement.

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    Australia's postwar relations with Japan had a strong economic basis. The Trade Minister, John McEwen, negotiated the Agreement on Commerce between Australia and Japan. By 1959, Japan was Australia's largest market for coal and second largest market for wool.

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  20. The Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Robert Menzies gives Betty Cuthbert and team mate Heather Innes a lift from the village to a function in the city, Melbourne, 27 November, 1956 / Bruce Howard
    Howard, Bruce, 1936-
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    The Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Robert Menzies gives Betty Cuthbert and team mate Heather Innes a lift from the village to a function in the city, Melbourne, 27 November, 1956 / Bruce Howard
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    The Olympic Games were held in Melbourne in 1956. Betty Cuthbert, nicknamed, 'The Golden Girl', won 3 gold medals in those games.

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  21. Sir Robert Menzies with cricketers Ted Dexter and Don Bradman at Manuka Oval, Canberra, for the playing of the Prime Ministers XI cricket match and the opening of the Bradman Pavilion, February 1963 / Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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    Sir Robert Menzies with cricketers Ted Dexter and Don Bradman at Manuka Oval, Canberra, for the playing of the Prime Ministers XI cricket match and the opening of the Bradman Pavilion, February 1963 / Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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    Menzies was a big cricket fan and the first Prime Minister's XI cricket match was played at Manuka Oval in 1951.

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  22. Opening of General Motors works at Pagewood. Prime Minister Robert Menzies and Laurie Hartnett in back of a Vauxhall Sports Roadster, being driven away by chauffeur from GM factory
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
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    Opening of General Motors works at Pagewood. Prime Minister Robert Menzies and Laurie Hartnett in back of a Vauxhall Sports Roadster, being driven away by chauffeur from GM factory
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    In January 1956, Menzies announced the creation of a new Department of Trade. Tariff protection and government other forms of assistance supported Australian manufacturing industries.

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    The Snowy Mountains hydro scheme was a huge postwar engineering feat. Commissioned by Ben Chifley's government, the scheme took 25 years to complete. More than 100,000 people from over thirty countries came to work on the project, representing about 70% of the total workforce. The first power from the scheme became available in 1959.

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  24. Afternoon light : some memories of men and events / Sir Robert Gordon Menzies
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
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    Afternoon light : some memories of men and events / Sir Robert Gordon Menzies
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    A volume of reminiscences by Menzies published in 1967.

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  25. The Measure of the Years
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
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    A volume of reminiscences by Menzies published in 1970.

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  26. Richard Nixon, Vice-President of the United States of America, and Mrs Nixon with Prime Minister Robert Menzies at Canberra airport
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    Richard Nixon, Vice-President of the United States of America, and Mrs Nixon with Prime Minister Robert Menzies at Canberra airport
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    Menzies was respected by both Republicans and Democrats in Washington, where he was admired for his anti-Communism, firm advocacy of democratic values and consistent support of the United States.

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    From 1962, the Menzies government sent military observers and then troops, including conscripts, to Vietnam to assist the South Vietnamese government and US military forces in the war against the Communists. Thailand was a member of the South East Asian Treaty Organisation and seen as an important bulwark against the spread of communism.

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    Menzies remained deeply loyal to the institution of the monarchy in Australia. The Queen and Prince Phillip visited in 1954 and 1963 and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, opening the Olympic Games in 1956. There were regular visits by other members of the royal family throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

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  29. Prime Minister Menzies opens Australia's nuclear reactor and the Atomic Energy Commission's research establishment at Lucas Heights
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    Prime Minister Menzies opens Australia's nuclear reactor and the Atomic Energy Commission's research establishment at Lucas Heights
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    The Atomic Energy Commission was established in 1952 and its research facilities at Lucas Heights in Sydney were opened in 1958.

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  30. Web page: Menzies of Tour - an online archive of photographs donated to the University of Melbourne by Sir Robert Menzies.
    http://asiahistoryhub.com/2014/12/19/menzies-on-tour/
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    The albums available on this website document Menzies’ overseas visits to eight countries, including India (1950), Philippines (1957), Japan (1957) and Indonesia (1959).

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  31. Prime Minister Menzies looking through a roll of steel at the official opening of the steel mills at Port Kembla
    McQuillan, Ern, 1926-
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    Prime Minister Menzies looking through a roll of steel at the official opening of the steel mills at Port Kembla
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    The 1950s were the golden years of the Australian manufacturing industry when it accounted for between 25-30% of total output and employment. (See http://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/changing-manufacturing/changman.pdf) In the steel industry, sheet steel was in demand as a material for manufacturing motor vehicles and domestic appliances, steel pipes were required for infrastructure projects, and steel products were used as structural components and roofing materials in the building industry.


    In the early 1960s Britain was negotiating entry into the European Economic Community with major implications for Australian trade, which had previously enjoyed preferential treatment in the U.K. Trade Minister John McEwen was active in maintaining tariff protections for agriculture, mining and manufacturing, which he believed would sustain employment and contribute to national defence.

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  32. Woman holds up a poster, Pig-iron Bob, referring to Robert Menzies in a political protest in the Maccabean Hall, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 18 September 1946
    Larkins, John, 1943-
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    Woman holds up a poster, Pig-iron Bob, referring to Robert Menzies in a political protest in the Maccabean Hall, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 18 September 1946
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    The reference to "Pig Iron Bob", dates to 1938 when Menzies, as Attorney-General and Minister for Industry in the Lyons Government, took on the waterside workers who refused to load scrap iron being sold to imperial Japan.

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    This is one of four portraits of Menzies by (Sir) William Dargie.

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  34. Opening of first Australian Universities Conference, Sydney 1961
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    Opening of first Australian Universities Conference, Sydney 1961
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    Menzies saw the extension of Federal involvement in education as one of his key achievements. Menzies commissioned Sir Keith Murray to inquire into the financial plight of Australian universities in 1956 and the Murray Report provided the blueprint for wide-ranging reform of the university system. Menzies insisted that the recommendations for an increase in recurrent grant funding to universities, and Commonwealth funds being made available for capital expenditure be fully implemented. In 1964, the Martin Report recommended the creation of a ‘binary’ system of higher education with universities and colleges of advanced education providing for separate educational needs in the community. His government also introduced state aid to non-government schools in 1963.

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  35. The "Suez Committee" in Cairo, 9 September 1956
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    The "Suez Committee" in Cairo, 9 September 1956
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    During the 1956 Suez crisis Menzies was asked by the British to lead an international delegation to persuade Egyptian President Nasser not to proceed with nationalisation of the Suez Canal. The talks failed and shortly afterwards, Britain and France invaded Egypt to seize control of the canal.

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  36. ROBERT MENZIES
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    A comment on Mr Menzies' personal attributes and charm.

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    The Menzies government maintained and expanded the Chifley Labor government’s postwar immigration scheme initiated by Sir Arthur Calwell.

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  38. Web page: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963
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    These petitions from the Yolngu people of Yirrkala were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth Parliament and are thus the documentary recognition of Indigenous people in Australian law.

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  39. Former Test captain Lindsay Hassett drawing the National Service ballot
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    Former Test captain Lindsay Hassett drawing the National Service ballot
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    Menzies supported the American commitment of troops to Indochina. In 1962 Australia sent its first Special Forces military advisers to South Vietnam to assist in the training of South Vietnamese government troops. On 10 November 1964 Menzies announced the introduction of a new scheme for peacetime conscription by which 20-year-old males were chosen by a ballot of birth dates to serve for two years in the Australian Army. Subsequently, these 'lottery winners' served in Vietnam when Australia committed troops.

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  40. Portrait of Robert Menzies
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    Portrait of Robert Menzies
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    In 1965, the Menzies Government ended one form of discrimination against women by allowing them to become permanent public servants, and allowing female officers who were already permanent public servants to retain that status after marriage.

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    The Menzies government agreed to the establishment of UK nuclear weapon testing facilities in Australia. The test program continued from 1952 to 1963.

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    In 1949, legislation was passed in the Commonwealth Parliament to ensure the right to vote in federal elections to Indigenous people who had completed military service or who already had the right to vote in their state. In March 1962 the Commonwealth Electoral Act was amended to provide that Indigenous people could enrol to vote in federal elections if they wished. However, unlike other Australians it was not compulsory for them to enrol. It was also an offence for anyone to use undue influence or pressure to induce Indigenous people to enrol. Once they enrolled, however, voting was compulsory.

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    The Royal Tour of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in 1954 was hugely popular.

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  45. Her Majesty arrives at Parliament House, Canberra ... escorted by the Prime Minister, Mr. R.G. Menzies ... to open the third session of the 20th Federal Parliament on February 15 [1954] Australian official photograph, Dept. of the Interior, News & In ...
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    Her Majesty arrives at Parliament House, Canberra ... escorted by the Prime Minister, Mr. R.G. Menzies ... to open the third session of the 20th Federal Parliament on February 15 [1954] Australian official photograph, Dept. of the Interior, News & Information Bureau
  46. Sidney Nolan's mural [at the] Reserve Bank of Australia exhibition, corner Collins Street, Melbourne, 1968 / Wolfgang Sievers
    Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007
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    Sidney Nolan's mural [at the] Reserve Bank of Australia exhibition, corner Collins Street, Melbourne, 1968 / Wolfgang Sievers
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    In 1960 the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) came into being as Australia's central bank and banknote issuing authority. Legislation passed in 1959 removed the central banking functions from the Commonwealth Bank.

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  47. Sir Robert Menzies speaking at foundation stone ceremony, 31 st March, 1966 at the National Library, Canberra
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    Sir Robert Menzies speaking at foundation stone ceremony, 31 st March, 1966 at the National Library, Canberra
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    Menzies nominated the physical development of Canberra as the national capital as one of his achievements. A National Capital Development Commission was created in 1957 and the great bulk of the federal public service moved from the state capitals to Canberra during the 1960s. Menzies insisted that money be appropriated for the construction of the long-delayed lake originally the centrepiece of the design for Canberra. Lake Burley Griffin was completed in 1964.

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    Menzies suffered a severe stroke in 1971. He is the only Australian to ever appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle (a very ranking honour) which he received from Queen Elizabeth II in 1963. In 1977 he was made a Knight of the Order of Australia. Among many other additional awards and distinctions, Menzies was appointed to the U.S. Legion of Merit in 1950.

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  49. A.L.P. preferences, D.L.P. preferences / Frith '63
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    A.L.P. preferences, D.L.P. preferences / Frith '63
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    One element in the aftermath of the Petrov affair was the split of the Labor Party and the establishment of a staunchly anti-communist Democratic Labor Party. No D.L.P. candidate ever won a seat in the House of Representatives, but DLP preferences went to the Liberal Party,an important factor in Menzies' subsequent election successes.

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    In 1966 Aboriginal pastoral workers at Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory walked off in support of their claim for better working conditions. The next year the group moved to Wattie Creek, a place of significance to the Gurindji people. They asked Frank Hardy to 'make a sign' which included the word 'Gurindji', their own name for themselves. This was the start of their fight for land rights.

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  51. Pamphlet - 'I Stand By White Australia', Arthur Calwell, Australian Federal Minister for Immigration, 1949
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    Pamphlet - 'I Stand By White Australia', Arthur Calwell, Australian Federal Minister for Immigration, 1949
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    In 1966 changes to immigration law established legal equality between British, European and non-European migrants to Australia. Under the new legislation, all potential migrants were subject to the same rules and restrictions surrounding visas, and were eligible to become citizens of Australia after the same waiting period. People were selected based on what they might offer Australian society, rather than their race or nationality. These changes to immigration policy laid the foundations for the formation of multicultural Australia.

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  52. Next budget exercises, 5 July 1963 / John Frith
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    Next budget exercises, 5 July 1963 / John Frith
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    In his Budget speech, the Treasurer, Harold Holt, said that the 1963 budget '..... should have a strong expansionary effect' given 'unused plant capacity'.

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  53. Election promises, 13 November 1963 / John Frith
    Frith, John E., 1906-2000
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    Election promises, 13 November 1963 / John Frith
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    This cartoon shows the Leader of the Labor Party, Mr Arthur Calwell, and Prime Minister Menzies racing as Santa Claus with gifts for the electorate in the lead up to the election.

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  54. ROBERT MENZIES How wrong was a prophecy?
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Friday 26 November 1954 p 2 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: CANBERRA.—It is exactly ten years since Federal Labour Ms.P., then members of the wartime Curtin Government 1143 words
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    An article commenting on Menzies' style of government after 7 years as PM.

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  55. MAGAZINE The secret ambition of Robert Menzies
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 24 August 1991 p 3 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: MOST Australians are aware of Robert Gordon Menzies as the undisputed colossus of 20th-century Australian politics. His 2808 words
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    This was one of four portraits of Menzies by (Sir) Ivor Hele. This portrait won the Archibald Prize in 1954.

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  57. MENZIES IN U.S.A WHIRLWIND TOUR PLANNED NEW YORK, May 7.
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Thursday 8 May 1941 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: GREETED by an enthusiastic crowd of spectators, officials and pressmen, who had watched the huge Dixie Clipper glide down 401 words
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  58. Web page: Menzies stood against the tide of McCarthyism
    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/02/20/1045638423905.html
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