Among the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library collections are a number of objects created to mark significant days and events. Many of these are decorative and have no practical purpose, but … Continue reading 12. Inkstand presented to Alex McCallum
The World’s Greatest Shave held in March raises funds for research and support to families facing blood cancer. In this 50th year for Curtin and WAIT, the University … Continue reading 9. Open Razors and a Great Shave.
The Westralian Worker was a union newspaper first published in Kalgoorlie in 1900, ‘A Journal devoted to the interests of Trades Unionism, Co-operation, and Labour in Politics’ … Continue reading 8. The Westralian Worker – a doughty champion.
Measuring 580 x 450 x 150mm, with more than 1500 pages, this is one of the heaviest items in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library collection and requires two … Continue reading 6. People’s Printing and Publishing Company of WA Shareholders Register
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