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HIVE Summer Intern

This summer the JCPML had the privilege of hosting a Curtin HIVE summer intern, Humanities student Benjamin McConnell, one of eleven students to have been awarded an internship for 2016/2017. The HIVE summer internships are for a period of 10 weeks and provide participants with an opportunity to explore the use of visualisation technologies used […]

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Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society visit

The JCPML recently hosted a visit and stacks tour organised for members of the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society. Members of the group were shown selected items from the personal possessions of John Curtin and other archival materials to demonstrate the collection management approaches, storage and rehousing methods, and approach to digitisation adopted by the […]

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Hazel Hawke Portrait

The portrait of Hazel Hawke by artist Sally Robinson was painted for the 2000 Archibald Prize competition. The acrylic on canvas portrait was part of the Archibald Refuses Exhibition in 2000. The painting was donated to the JCPML by Ms Robinson and Hazel Hawke, and is part of the Hazel Hawke Collection held at the […]

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JCPML Patron Honoured

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Patron, the Honourable Julia Gillard was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2017 for eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly as Prime Minister, through seminal contributions to economic and social development, particularly policy reform in the areas of education, disability care, workplace […]

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Sanders’ first return 29 January 1987

January 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of Jon Sanders’ 1986 – 1988 non stop voyage. To qualify as a ‘true’ circumnavigation according to the Guinness Book of Records, the sailor must go above the Equator for at least 24 hours. Originally, the voyage was scheduled to turn at Cape Verde located […]

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50 Objects for 50 Years

We’re back at work and ready to go for 2017, when we celebrate 50 Years of Innovation for WAIT and Curtin. To mark the occasion, we’ve been looking for some interesting, unique and unexpected items in the library collections. You are invited you to join us each week as we bring you 50 Objects for […]

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Season’s Greetings

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays, from Friday 23 December and reopening Tuesday 3 January.

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JCPML newsletter: December 2016

The December 2016 edition of the JCPML Information Update newsletter is now available. This month’s edition covers: Changing newsletter Ambassador-Designate Richard Andrews visits the JCPML Recommissioning the JCPML cool room 50 Years of Innovation Season’s Greetings

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Curtin Family Home Lecture

Seventy-five years after he became Prime Minister, Associate Professor Deborah Gare will explore how John Curtin’s actions against conscription in the First World War shaped his approach to Australia’s involvement in the Second. Date: Thursday 17 November 2016 5.45pm for a 6pm start Venue: The Grove Library, cnr Stirling Highway and Leake St Peppermint Grove […]

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75 years ago: Curtin Government commencement

JCPML00376/115 Curtin Government after Swearing In, October 1941 75 years ago the Curtin government was formed on 7 October 1941. When John Curtin was sworn in as Australia’s 14th Prime Minister, his appointment followed a turbulent period which saw the resignation of two prime ministers in six weeks. Robert Menzies having lost the support of […]

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