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The Resource Dear Prime Minister : letters to Robert Menzies, 1949-1966, Martyn Lyons

Dear Prime Minister : letters to Robert Menzies, 1949-1966, Martyn Lyons

Label
Dear Prime Minister : letters to Robert Menzies, 1949-1966
Title
Dear Prime Minister
Title remainder
letters to Robert Menzies, 1949-1966
Statement of responsibility
Martyn Lyons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I am sir [sure] you will act as human bean", wrote one distressed pensioner to Prime Minister Robert Menzies in 1953, pleading for assistance. Robert Menzies received 22,000 letters during his record-breaking 1949-1966 second term. From war veterans, widows and political leaders to school students and homespun philosophers. Ordinary citizens sent their congratulations and grievances and commented on speeches they had heard on radio. They lectured him, quoted Shakespeare and the Bible at him and sent advice on how to eliminate the rabbit problem. In Dear Prime Minister, Menzies' fabled 'Forgotten People' write back. Revealed here for the first time, the letters respond to the royal visit of 1954, Communism, Australia's British connection and the dire poverty of aged pensioners. For many writers, these were not post-war boom years, but a time of anxiety and conflict, punctuated by fears of war, another Great Depression, or a nuclear Armageddon. Dear Prime Minister is a fascinating insight into the concerns, assumptions and political beliefs of 1950s and 1960s Australians
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyons, Martyn
Dewey number
994.05
Illustrations
charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menzies, Robert
  • Menzies, Robert
  • Letters
  • Prime ministers
  • Australians
  • Correspondence
  • Politicians
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Dear Prime Minister : letters to Robert Menzies, 1949-1966, Martyn Lyons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by UNSW Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071236031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
iii, 458 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780369378811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1304242040
Label
Dear Prime Minister : letters to Robert Menzies, 1949-1966, Martyn Lyons
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by UNSW Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071236031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
iii, 458 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780369378811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1304242040

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