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Memento : Issue 18
2? Quick quiz 1 3 Which Prime Minister is purported to have said about attacks in the newspapers against him 'Aw, forget it, there's nothing so hard to find tomorrow as yesterday's paper'? Which Prime Minister once referred to his wife as 'the most glamorous grandma since Marlene Dietrich'? How many Prime Ministers have lost their seat and the Prime Ministership at the same election? ANSWERS 1. Ben Chifley (Prime Minister 1945--49). His relationship with the Australian press was often uneasy.The 50th anniversary of his death was 13 June 2001. 2 Harold Holt used this phrase when he and Zara met their first grandchild, Christopher, in the UK in September 1959. 3. One. Stanley Melbourne Bruce lost both the seat of Flinders in Victoria and the Prime Ministership at the general election of October 1929. september 2001 memento ?? 17 Did you know that we hold a fascinating array of papers, photographs and memorabilia from our former Prime Ministers? As part of our Prime Ministers Papers Project, we are sorting and documenting them all.We're also creating a Prime Ministers website and producing a series of research guides to the records. Thanks to some savvy advertising we probably all now know the name of our first Prime Minister. But how many of these teasers can you answer? The Duke of Edinburgh, Dame Zara Holt and Prime Minister Harold Holt at the Lodge, 6 March 1967. NAA: A1200, L60989