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.
The Eureka Stockade Among the Curtin Library Special Collections and rare books are a number of limited editions and works published by private presses. This week’s … Continue reading 26. The Eureka Stockade, 1942.
John Curtin delivered numerous speeches during his working life and political career. Many of these were to live audiences with only a small number recorded for broadcast on radio … Continue reading 22. Gramophone discs – John Curtin’s speeches, 1938 – 1944.
On 5 July 1945 Australians awoke to the news that the Prime Minister, John Curtin, had died in the early hours of the morning. The news was not … Continue reading 21. Government Gazette July 5th 1945.
Last month we featured objects John Curtin received before and during his two overseas journeys. Object #20 is another special object that accompanied Curtin during many … Continue reading 20. John Curtin’s Briefcase.
Object #18 Western Australia: an official handbook for the information of commercial men, migrants and tourists, 1925 has been chosen for WA Day June 5th. An Official Handbook The handbook, produced by … Continue reading 18. Western Australia an official handbook, 1925.