Ministerial Press Cutting Albums Library Special Collections holds the records of Prime Minister John Curtin, and also the records of several other West Australian politicians, including Premiers (Carmen Lawrence and … Continue reading 44. Minister McCallum’s Press Cutting Album, 1924-1928.
Inspired by the royal wedding in this month of May we took a look at all things royal in the collections. There are no royal wedding invitations … Continue reading 43. Royal Invitation, State Banquet, 1920.
Of itself, this letter appears to be fairly inconsequential. Written by Russell Dumas (later Sir Russell), to Alex McCallum, it connects two men who made significant contributions to the development of water resources for the expanding population of Perth and … Continue reading 36. Letter from Dumas to McCallum, Canning Dam, 1936.
Mason’s Trowels from the McCallum Collection Object #33 is the set of mason’s trowels held in the McCallum collection. Alex McCallum was a friend and mentor to … Continue reading 33. Mason’s Trowels and Memorials, 1924 to 1934.
Centenary of Western Australia The foundation of the settlement at Swan River was commemorated with the felling of a tree in what is now Barrack Street in the City of Perth. One hundred years later, the Centenary of Western Australia … Continue reading 31. Centenary silver trowel, 1929