- Brothers Les and Frank Menzies go to board with their grandmother in Ballarat to attend Humffray Street State School.
- Birth of brother Sydney Keith Menzies on July 23 in Jeparit.
- Phrenologist visits Jeparit:
"When I was about ten or eleven years old, a phrenologist visited my birthplace, Jeparit, a township in the north-west of Victoria, and, for a modest fee 'read my head'! He said I would be a barrister and public speaker. I knew what a public speaker was, for my father was, in a sense, the local politician and a speaker of renown. But what was a barrister? I went home and was told. From that day on, my course was charted and my mind clear, provided that I could win enough free passages, that is, scholarships and exhibitions, to bring me to port.
And so, in due course, I became a barrister ..."
Sir Robert Menzies, Afternoon Light, 1967 p 316.