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
We’ve been searching the stacks shelves, looking in boxes, and checking the catalogue to find items that may have been lying unnoticed for some time. This … Continue reading 11. Le Deche di T. Livio Padovano delle historie romane.
Small, but perfectly formed, this miniature copy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is the smallest book in the Curtin Library collections. Measuring 51mm x 36mm, and … Continue reading 10. The Miniature Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
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.
The first Curtin PhD thesis. The University Library holds theses submitted for higher degrees awarded by WAIT and Curtin University. While Masters programmes were undertaken at WAIT, … Continue reading 7. The first Curtin PhD thesis by William Fennell Smyth.
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 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