Biographical entry Menzies, Pattie Maie (1899 - 1995)


2 March 1899
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Alternative Names
  • Leckie, Pattie Maie


Pattie Maie Menzies was the wife of Robert Menzies. Born Pattie Maie Leckie, she married Menzies on 27 September 1920. Pattie was daughter of John William Leckie (1872-1947), who served in Menzies' first cabinet. She was a strong supporter of her husband's political career. Pattie was made Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire in 1954. After Menzies' death in 1978, she continued to support a range of organisations and causes. In 1992 Pattie Menzies moved to Canberra to live with her daughter.


Cunningham, James. 'Vale, Dame Pattie', The Age, 31 August 1995, 13.

Henderson, Gerard. 'Dame Pattie's Gifts of Tolerance and Kindness', The Age, 31 August 1995, 1.

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