47. The Camp, by Vance Palmer, 1920 and letters from Katharine Susannah Prichard.

The Camp Some of the final objects selected for these blogs feature books that were part of John Curtin’s private library. Curtin loved reading, and loved libraries. He began buying books in his early working life, and borrowed from several libraries. Books … Continue reading 47. The Camp, by Vance Palmer, 1920 and letters from Katharine Susannah Prichard.

46. Fred McLaughlin’s Medals, 1918-1937

In 1918 during the final months of World War I, while John Curtin campaigned for peace and an end to the war, Fred McLaughlin was serving with the Australian forces in the last battles they would see in France. Object #46 is the dress set of Military and Service Medals (JCPML00372/1) awarded to Fred, … Continue reading 46. Fred McLaughlin’s Medals, 1918-1937