Image Robert Menzies, prime minister 1939-41, 1949-66

TLF ID M006934

This is a black-and-white photograph of Robert Menzies, Australia's twelfth prime minister. It shows him wearing a suit as he poses for his official photograph.



Educational details

Educational value
  • As Australia's twelfth prime minister, Menzies was in office for two years from 1939, and then returned from 1949 to 1966. He is Australia's longest-serving prime minister, serving a combined total of 18 years. During his tenure as prime minister Robert Menzies presided over the commencement of the Second World War and later the Korean War. He was also responsible for the continuing development of Canberra as the national capital, specifically assigning funding for the creation of Lake Burley Griffin.
  • Menzies's educational resource page offers a variety of archival material such as letters, parliamentary documents, photographs and links to National Archives of Australia websites such as 'Australia's Prime Ministers'.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

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  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
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  • Contributor
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Description: author
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.