"My parents had a passionate faith in the procuring of an education for their children ... So, by stages, we went off to school in Ballarat, where I won the scholarship necessary to take me to secondary school, and then to open the door to the University."
Sir Robert Menzies, Afternoon Light, 1967 p 10.
"... as a schoolboy he [Robert Menzies] came to this metropolis [Ballarat] from the small, dusty township that had always been home. He spoke of simple but unforgettable things experienced for the first time in his life: the smell of asphalt; the shouts of newsboys on the long platform of the railway station; the traffic in the streets and the electric lights."
A W Martin, Robert Menzies: A Life. Vol 1 1894-1943, 1993 p 13.