From the Australian Front, 1917 When From the Australian Front was published in 1917, General Birdwood wrote in the introduction – At Christmas, two years ago, … we were presented with an excellent production in the form of the “Anzac … Continue reading 49. From the Australian Front, Xmas 1917.
The Curtin Library holds a number of children’s gift books, keepsakes and annuals published from 1850 to the early 1900s. Object #38 Aunt Louisa’s Keepsake was published in 1868 and is one of the most illustrated. We’ve chosen to highlight the … Continue reading 38. Holiday reading – Aunt Louisa’s Keepsake, 1868.
At his first Christmas as Prime Minister, John Curtin was to spend the holiday in Canberra while Elsie was with the family at home in Western Australia. Object #37 is the telegram sent by John to Elsie during this first war time Christmas … Continue reading 37. Christmas Telegram, 1941.