Heather Henderson

Remembering Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies

2017-05-10T10:48:44+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Heather Henderson is the daughter of Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, the editor of Letters to My Daughter and, most recently, author of A Smile for My Parents. Heather Henderson was born in Melbourne and moved to Canberra in 1951 after her father Robert Menzies became prime minister. In 1955 she married Peter Henderson [...]

Letters From My Father, Robert Menzies – Book Launch

2017-05-10T16:40:06+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2011, Sir Robert Menzies’ daughter Heather Henderson published her father’s letters to her, written over the years she had been living overseas with her diplomat husband Peter Henderson. These letters reveal a very different Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia from 1939-1941 and again from 1949-1966, from the imposing public figure most Australian came [...]