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.
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 19 Technological Survey of the Golden Mile is from the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) Kalgoorlie Library collection, chosen by librarian Teresa Bennett. The Technological Survey was produced in … Continue reading 19. Technological Survey of the Golden Mile.
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.
Earlier this month we featured object #15 John Curtin’s gold pocket watch, given to Curtin before his first overseas journey in 1924. We’ve chosen another shiny thing … Continue reading 17. Freedom Casket and Illuminated Address, 1944.