"... the children had the normal enjoyments and camaraderies of a small country town. They had no inkling of their parents' dour struggle for economic survival. They played football and a rustic form of hockey, with paper sticks and empty jam tins for balls; they yabbied, fished and swam in Lake Hindmarsh and the Wimmera River."
AW Martin, Robert Menzies: A Life. Vol 1 1894-1943, 1993 p 11.
- The family photo (right) was taken on the bank of the Wimmera River at the back of the township of Jeparit (from left): Miss Annie Drendel (helper to Mrs Menzies), brother Les, father James Menzies, brother Frank, Robert, mother Kate and sister Isobel.