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.
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.
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.”
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.
This week’s object is a photograph chosen for the birthday of the University’s namesake, Prime Minister John Curtin. John Joseph Ambrose Curtin was born on January 8th, 1885 in Creswick, Victoria, the first child of … Continue reading 2. January 8th, the birthday of John Curtin, Australia’s 14th Prime Minister