While working on the Library map collection Library staff discovered this 1842 Map of India, the oldest map in the collection. Geographer to the Crown The map of … Continue reading 35. Map of India by James Wyld, 1842.
Of itself, this letter appears to be fairly inconsequential. Written by Russell Dumas (later Sir Russell), to Alex McCallum, it connects two men who made significant contributions to the development of water resources for the expanding population of Perth and … Continue reading 36. Letter from Dumas to McCallum, Canning Dam, 1936.
The Summerhayes Architecture collection was donated to the Curtin University Library by the late Geoffrey Summerhayes (1928-2010). Geoffrey was the third generation in his family to … Continue reading 34. Subiaco Hotel plan from the Summerhayes Collection, 1896.
Mason’s Trowels from the McCallum Collection Object #33 is the set of mason’s trowels held in the McCallum collection. Alex McCallum was a friend and mentor to … Continue reading 33. Mason’s Trowels and Memorials, 1924 to 1934.
Many objects in our Special Collections contain a single record of a significant event. The inscription in the Bible, Object 32, records one of the most significant events in the life of John … Continue reading 32. Bible used at appointment of Prime Minister John Curtin, 1941
Centenary of Western Australia The foundation of the settlement at Swan River was commemorated with the felling of a tree in what is now Barrack Street in the City of Perth. One hundred years later, the Centenary of Western Australia … Continue reading 31. Centenary silver trowel, 1929
Object #30 is one of the first items received early in the history of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, the carved walking stick given to John Curtin … Continue reading 30. Carved walking stick, 1942.
In September of 1971, three years after the commencement of students at the Bentley campus, the WAIT library building named in honour of Dr Thomas Logan (Blue) Robertson was completed. … Continue reading 29. Bust of Dr Thomas Logan Robertson, 1972.
When Domestic medicine: or, a treatise on the prevention and cure of diseases by regimen and simple medicines; with an appendix, containing a dispensatory for the … Continue reading 28. Domestic medicine, 1779.