This week’s post features the first object which is neither paper nor printed. While books and paper are the traditional occupants of library shelves, photographs are often significantly represented in special collections. … Continue reading 5. Pentax camera.
John Hunter’s An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, 1792. Australia Day is observed this week on January 26th. To mark the … Continue reading 4. A First Fleet Journal
During 2017 50 Objects will feature items gifted or acquired from various sources, and how they came to be part of the Curtin library story. The post for this … Continue reading 3. Books from our predecessor: the Perth Technical College Department of Architecture Library.
This week’s object is a photograph chosen for the birthday of the University’s namesake, Prime Minister John Curtin. John Joseph Ambrose Curtin was born on January 8th, 1885 in Creswick, Victoria, the first child of … Continue reading 2. January 8th, the birthday of John Curtin, Australia’s 14th Prime Minister
As Curtin University celebrates 50 Years of Innovation in 2017, the first post of the Library’s 50 Objects for 50 Years features the Western Australian Institute of … Continue reading 1. Western Australian Institute of Technology Act, 1966
In 2017 Curtin University celebrates 50 years of innovation since the commencement of classes at the Bentley campus of the West Australian Institute of Technology in 1967, later to become the Curtin University of Technology. Since the inception of the institute the University Library has been acquiring not only books, but many ‘objects’ which are part of the library history. Many of these are housed within the Special Collections storage located in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, very safe and secure and out of sight. Beginning in January 2017, Curtin University Library will feature fifty significant items drawn from the Library … Continue reading About 50 objects for 50 years