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.
Curtin University Library holds an interesting collection of geological, geophysical and topographic maps covering areas of Western Australia and other Australian states and territories, as well … Continue reading 16. Geological sketch map of Western Australia 1894.
In 1924 John Curtin set sail on his first overseas journey, to attend the 6th International Labor Conference held in Geneva. Shortly before his departure on May 19th, Curtin was presented with this gold pocket watch by J Willcock, Minister for Railways, on behalf of the State Executive of the ALP, the Parliamentary Labor Party, and the Westralian Worker as a farewell gift. Continue reading “15. John Curtin’s Pocket Watch.”