The archive will be opened in the future as part of a major project of the Menzies Research Centre. When populated the archive will be the largest Menzies collection on the internet – a trove of twentieth century Australian history. It will offer easy access to a wide range of primary sources from Menzies’ time, many of which have not previously been available in digital form. The archive will feature images; speeches; diaries; correspondence; and other material, all offering a window through which researchers can view politics from Menzies’ unique perspective.


“History is regarded by many people as a somewhat old-fashioned. This is a basic error. History is not dead. We learn history not just so that we may quote dates and read the records of dead Kings, but so that we may consider how the problems of the past were dealt with and what errors were made and should be avoided”