This website was created as part of a project to digitally extend the narrative and the content of the television ABC documentary series Howard on Menzies – The Making of Modern Australia created by Smith & Nasht. Much more than that, it has become a home for Sir Robert Menzies’ archive, life and legacy online.
In addition to this site, the narrative is explored on Twitter and Menzies’ personal collection of photographs and home movies can be explored and enjoyed on Instagram. A keen home movie maker, Menzies frequently traveled with an 8mm film camera and his personal collection of films is a unique perspective on Australia and the world – the first hand view of a world leader in interesting times.
The documentary series and this digital extension were produced with the support of the ABC, Screen Australia, ScreenWest, Screen NSW and the Menzies Research Centre.
Produced by WBMC
Code by WBMC + Monk
Design by Tee Ken Ng
Written by John Nethercote and Naomi Parry
Additional Writing by Bianca Katawira, Rick Umback and Georgina Isles
Developed and Produced with the support of ScreenWest and Lotterywest
Supported by the Menzies Research Centre