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.
The Story of Karrawingi the Emu, 1946 Book of the Year In 1946 the Children’s Book Council of Australia established annual book awards to promote children’s … Continue reading 27. The Story of Karrawingi the Emu, 1946.
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.
Curtin Library holds a significant collection of children’s books. The oldest date from the middle 19th century to the early 20th century and are stored in the John … Continue reading 25. Thirty old time nursery songs, 1907.
The object selected this week is music composed by our very first University Librarian Geoffrey Allen, Watercolours Suite for flute and pianoforte. Written in 1989, the … Continue reading 24. Watercolours Suite, 1989.
There are a few objects found in the nooks and crannies of the Curtin Library that have mystified us. This one looks like an old sewing … Continue reading 23. Edison Phonograph, c1908.
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.