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Archives for July 1963

The Battle For Freedom: Sir Robert Menzies’s Jefferson Oration

Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies delivered the Jefferson Oration at Monticello on July 4, 1963.

In the fourteenth year of his second term, Menzies had just been knighted by the Queen.

Monticello, in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States of America.

  • Listen to the introductions to Menzies’ speech (18m)
  • Listen to Menzies (11m)
  • Watch Menzies (12m)