Letters to My Daughter

3 August 2011

Book Launch by The Hon Sir Guy Green, AC, KBE, CVO

at the Menzies Foundation

Mrs Heather Henderson

Heather hendersonIt is nearly three years since I decided to publish my father’s letters to me. It is most heartening for me, and for all those who encouraged me to go ahead, that the letters have turned into such a substantial and good-looking book - interesting and easily readable. A friend of mine has written “Your father always had a way with words and it is wonderful to hear him speaking again.”

The launching of “Letters to My Daughter” at the Menzies Foundation headquarters has been the icing on the cake - my birthday “cake” on 3rd August. Everything was organised to perfection by John Mathews, Sandra Mackenzie and Pam Shearman. The gathering of the Menzies clan and friends could not have been happier.

As the “launcher” Sir Guy Green gave a magnificent speech. It was clear he had put a huge amount of time and work into writing it. Everyone who was there kept talking about it, and many rang me afterwards to say “What a wonderful speech.” I am enormously grateful to Sir Guy: now everyone can read what he said.

The Hon Sir Guy Green, AC, KBE, CVO

Sir Guy GreenBorn in Tasmania, Sir Guy Green graduated from the University of Tasmania and practiced as a barrister and solicitor.

Offices he has held include Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, Chief Justice of Tasmania, Governor of Tasmania and Administrator of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Current appointments include: Chairman of the Menzies Foundation, Chairman of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Chairman of the International Antarctic Institute, Chairman of Ten Days on the Island, member of the Board of the Menzies Research Institute and Honorary Antarctic Ambassador for Tasmania.

He has a wide range of interests and has given orations and addresses and published in a variety of fields including philosophy, law, criminology, the office of Governor, judicial independence, professionalism, Tasmania, Antarctica, history and science and technology. He is the author of entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, the Companion to Tasmanian History and the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Heather Henderson and Sir Guy Green