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Dame Pattie Menzies interviewed by Heather Rusden [sound recording]
Bib ID 1448800
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Menzies, Pattie, Dame, 1899-1995, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1990 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 81 min.) 
Summary

Dame Pattie talks about her family background; meeting Sir Robert Menzies and her views on her role as wife to the Prime Minister; her wartime involvement with the Women's Hospital in Melbourne and as President of the Auxiliaries and President of the Welfare Unit; entertaining at the Lodge and difficulties in its running as well as security problems and the effects on the family; travelling overseas; friendship with Sir Winston Churchill and his family and her memories of early Canberra; her public speaking as well as that of her husband and crowd reactions; living at Walmer Castle near Dover with Sir Robert for a few months each year while Sir Robert was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

Notes

Recorded on May 8, 1990 in Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216813783

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 41 leaves) 
Subjects Menzies, Pattie, Dame, 1899-1995 -- Interviews.  |  Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978.  |  Prime ministers' spouses -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Rusden, Heather, 1948-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 2574 (transcript)
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