Welcome to Stanley’s
Welcome to Stanley’s. My name is Bruce, Stanley Melbourne Bruce. They named this place after me. Considering I was born in 1883 and died in 1967 that is quite something. Maybe it is because of my main profession when I took office as Prime Minister in 1923, making me the 8th Prime Minister of Australia.
I grew up in Toorak, Melbourne and after graduating from University of Cambridge, I worked in my late father’s business of import and export. In World War 1, I served in Gallipoli on the frontlines until June 1917 when I returned home wounded. Post service I became a spoke person for the Government recruitment efforts where I gained attention of the Nationalist Party and was encouraged by Prime Minister Billy Hughes to pursued a political career and was elected to Parliament in 1918.