Menzies, Robert Gordon, (Sir) (1894-)

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Menzies, Robert, (Sir) (1894-1978)
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Menzies, Robert (1894-1978)
Menzies, Robert Gordon, (FAA, FRS) (1894-1978)
Menzies, Robert Gordon, (Sir) (1894-1978)
Menzies, Robert Gordon, (Sir Robert Gordon) (1894-)
Menzies, Robert Gordon (1894-)
Menzies, Robert Gordon (1894-1978)
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Lawyer; Politician; Prime minister; Prime Minister; Barrister; Prime Minister of Australia; Prime ministers; Lawyers
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Biographies

Sir Robert Gordon (Bob) Menzies (1894-1978), prime minister and barrister, was born on 20 December 1894 at Jeparit, Victoria, fourth of five children of Australian-born parents James Menzies, storekeeper,...

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Robert Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia from 1939 to 1941 and from 1949 to 1966. During his time in office he contributed greatly to the expansion of Australia's scientific community and scientific research. One of his main achievements was the massive expansion of the CSIRO. Menzies was appointed Prime Minister for the second time just after the legislation was passed to change the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) into the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). He and his government oversaw the CSIRO budget rise from $4.0 million in 1948/49 to nearly $41.0 million in 1965/66. His other contributions include being instrumental in the development and funding of the Australian Academy of Science; the amalgamation of the Canberra University College with the Australian National University; and the partial funding of the Anglo-Australian Telescope in Parkes, New South Wales.

  • Education - Bachelor of Law (LLB) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Admitted to the Bar
  • Education - Master of Laws (LLM) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Member of the Legislative Council for East Yarra, Victoria
  • Career position - King's Council (KC)
  • Career position - Member of the Legislative Assembly for Nunawading, Victoria
  • Career position - Member of the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria
  • Career position - Privy Councillor
  • Career position - Prime Minister of Australia
  • Career position - Member of the Advisory War Council
  • Career position - Leader of the Federal Opposition
  • Career position - Prime Minister of Australia
  • Career position - Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (US)
  • Award - Companion of Honour (CH)
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Minister for External Affairs
  • Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)

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On his retirement from politics in 1966, the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Menzies became Scholar-in-residence at the University of Virginia, U.S.A. On his return in 1967, he was elected Chancellor of the University of Melbourne where he had graduated and in which he had always maintained a warm interest.

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On his retirement from politics in 1966, the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Menzies became Scholar-in-residence at the University of Virginia, U.S.A. On his return in 1967, he was elected Chancellor of the University of Melbourne where he had graduated and in which he had always maintained a warm interest.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Menzies, Robert Gordon
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Robert Gordon Menzies (1894-1978)
    White, F. W.G.
    Published: 1980
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 1, 68-102
  3. Menzies, Sir Robert Gordon (Bob) (1894-1978)
    Martin, A. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 354-361
  4. Robert Gordon Menzies 1894-1978
    White, Frederick
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  5. 150 Years, 150 Stories: Robert Gordon Menzies
    Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter
    Published: 2003
    Series: Uni News, 12, 13, 4
  6. Victor Martin Trikojus, 1902-1985
    Legge, J. W. and Gibson, F.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 519-531
  7. "On the beach": Australia's nuclear history
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 1996
  8. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  9. A Wartime Observatory Observed - the Mount Stromlo Community, 1940-1945
    Sherratt, Tim; Condé, Anne-Marie
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Canberra, 1994
  10. Ernest William Titterton 1916-1990
    Newton, J. O.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2, 167-187
  11. Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983
    Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 97-107
  12. James Alexander Forrest 1905-1990
    Rogers, D. W.
    Published: 1991
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 8, 4, 245-248
  13. Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 533-548
  14. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  15. 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne
    Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter
    Published: Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003

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  1. Politics is people : the men of the Menzies era / Edgar Holt
    Holt, Edgar
    [ Book : 1969 ]
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  1. Murray, J. K., (Jack Keith) (Sir) (1889-1979)
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    [ Photograph : 1965 ]
    Sir Robert Menzies and Sir John Bunting watch the first day's play in the Second Test against England at the M.C.G. [Melbourne, Vic.]
  6. [Passing out ceremonies, with Mr. R ...
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  1. Afternoon light : some memories of men and events / Sir Robert Gordon Menzies
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
    [ Book : 1967-1969 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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  2. Letters to my daughter : Robert Menzies, letters, 1955-1975 / [Robert Menzies] ; edited by Heather Henderson
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
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  3. Sir Robert Menzies / Paul Hasluck
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    [ Book : 1980 ]
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  4. The wit of Sir Robert Menzies / compiled by Ray Robinson
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
    [ Book, Audio book, Object : 1966-1983 ]
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  1. SIR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES (1894-1978) Australians pay last respects
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 20 May 1978 p 13 Article
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  2. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES Record-Breaking Prime Minister
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 31 May 1954 p 2 Article
    ... ROBERT GORDON MENZIES Record-Breaking Prime Minister ; a Siaff Correspondent. ELECTION indications ... as they are and the prospect of Prime Ministership taken for granted, Robert Gordon Menzies will, in ... 1144 words
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  3. SIR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES (1894-1978) Thousands mourn former leader FACES IN THE CROWD
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 20 May 1978 p 12 Article Illustrated
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  1. No. 15. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 6 September 1878 [Issue No.277 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3567

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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 18 December 1963 p 4577C

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  4. The Right Honourable Sir Robert Gordon Menzies [Obituary]
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  1. MENZIES, ROBERT GORDON, SIR (1894-1978)
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