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Photograph - Prime Minister Robert Menzies addressing students at Eltham High School, Thursday November 5, 1953

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

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Scanned from photographs on loan
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04736-1
Keywords
eltham high school, heather menzies, prime minister, robert gordon menzies, norma pepper
Historical information
Head Girl's Prefect Norma Pepper being presented to the Prime Minister
Visit by Prime Minister Robert Menzies, Mrs Menzies and daughter Heather to Eltham High School, Thursday November 5, 1953

Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Thursday 5 November 1953, page 21
The PM gets bushed
The Prime Minister, Mr Menzies, got lost this afternoon looking for Eltham High School - and ended up at the wrong school.
After reversing several times, asking directions from two schoolboys and a truck driver, his party finally arrived over a dusty, bumpy road at the back gate of the high school.
They waded through long grass up to the back of the school, while the welcoming party; and scores of local residents waited at the front gate.
The Prime Minister, Mrs Menzies and their daughter Heather, were on a goodwill tour of the Deakln electorate with the Liberal Federal member, Mr F. J. Davis and Mrs Davis.
FIRST SPEECH
Mr Menzies told the 450 pupils, of the school about the first time he ever made a speech.
"When I stood up, my mouth opened and shut and opened and shut and grew drier and drier and not a word came out," he said.
"Of course, many, unkind people say I've more than made up for it since," he said.
When Made
1953
Last updated
9 Aug 2019 at 11:55AM