Sir Robert Menzies

Sir Robert Menzies

AO 12th Prime Minister of Australia, Austral Temple Lodge No. 110, VC

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, QC (20 December 1894 – 15 May 1978), was the twelfth Prime Minister of Australia. His second term saw him become Australia's longest continually serving Prime Minister, at sixteen years. He had a rapid rise to power as Prime Minister at the 1940 election. A year later, his government was brought down by MPs crossing the floor. He spent eight years in opposition, during which he founded the Liberal Party. He was re-elected Prime Minister at the 1949 elections and dominated Australian politics until his retirement in 1966. Menzies was renowned as a brilliant speaker, both on the floor of Parliament and on the hustings; his speech “The forgotten people” being an example of his oratory skills”

Date:December 24, 2016

Famous Australian Freemasons