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A monument commemorates Sir Robert Menzies, the former Australian Prime Minister who was born in Jeparit.
Robert Gordon Menzies was Australia`s longest serving prime minister, keeping the top job for seventeen years. Although a brilliant lawyer, Robert`s legal career gradually gave way to his political ambitions.
First he was elected as a member of Victoria`s state parliament. Seven years later, he entered federal politics as a senior member of the `United Australia Party`. On 26 April 1939, Menzies became Prime Minister following the death of Joseph Lyons.
|Address:||Roy & Charles Streets, Menzies Place, Jeparit, 3423|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.142212|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Federal|
|Monument Designer:||Peter Latona|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 21st August, 1990|
Robert Gordon Menzies
1894 - 1978
Prime Minister of Australia
1939 - 1941 1949 - 1966
Knight of the Order of Australia
Knight of the Thistle
Companion of Honour
Fellow of the Royal Society
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Constable of Dover Castle
Born cnr. Roy and Charles Sts. Jeparit
20th. December, 1894
Barrister, Victorian Bar and High Court
Unveiled on 21.8.90 by His Excellency Dr. J. Davis McGaughey, A.C. Governor of Victoria in the presence of Dame pattie Menzies, G.B.E.
Sculptor - Peter Latona
Australia 1788 - 1988
An Australian Bicentennial Project with financial assistance from the State Government was dedicated by Mr. Peter Fisher, M.P. on March 14, 1988