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The 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 Menzies 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
Long: 141.987613
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Artist:Peter Latona


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st August, 1990
Front Inscription

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
Queen`s Counsel
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

Plaque :

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

Inscription in Proximity

1788 - 1988

Menzies Place

An Australian Bicentennial Project with financial assistance from the  State Government was dedicated by Mr. Peter Fisher, M.P. on March 14, 1988

Source: MA, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au