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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Meeting the PM: 1960

Meeting the PM: 1960

When Ford opened its new Broadmeadows plant in suburban Melbourne on 27th January, 1960, it was a big deal. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. R.G. Menzies, opened the plant at 2:35 pm, and a trailer train tour of the plant followed. A black tie evening dinner party at the Menzies Hotel in Melbourne wrapped up the day. In this photo on the trailer train from left to right are Henry Bolte, premier of the State of Victoria, and his wife; my mother, Betty; Prime Minister Menzies; my father, John McIntyre; and unknown. See This story of the recent announcement of the closure of the Broadmeadows plant. View full size.

 
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