The 2016 JCPML Anniversary Lecture will be held on Wednesday 29 June at the John Curtin Gallery. Ms Sally Warhaft will present the lecture titled Curtin’s Call: what our 14th prime minister would make of the federal election campaign. The Honourable Julia Gillard, Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, will give an introduction. […]
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Follow Triple Solo Sailor for daily ‘updates’ on Jon Sanders’ record breaking voyage from 25 May 2016 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Parry Endeavour‘s journey. All blog and Twitter information is sourced from original logbooks, photos and footage taken on the voyage from the Project Endeavour: Jon Sanders’ Triple Circumnavigation of the World Collection. The […]
The May 2016 issue of the JCPML newsletter is now available. In this edition: Sally Warhaft speaks at the 2016 JCPML Anniversary Lecture
“On Monday, Westralian Labor will celebrate its annual festival. What a day!” John Curtin, 30 April 1926. In 1921 observance of May Day as Labour Day replaced the holiday and parades of Eight Hour Day which had previously taken place in October. From 1949 the Labour Day holiday became the first Monday in March. The holiday […]
From Katamatite, Australia Day, 1916 “Slept under the canopy of god … and felt life after all was very good” wrote John Curtin on 26 January 1916, in a letter to his future wife Elsie. The 100 year old letter on thin paper is preserved in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library archives. Like many […]
John Curtin was born on this day in 1885 in the Victorian gold mining town of Creswick. Australia’s 14th Prime Minister, Curtin led Australia during World War II from 1941 until his death in office in 1945. Read more about John Curtin’s life on the JCPML website.
The December 2015 issue of the JCPML Information Update newsletter is now available. In this edition: The Alexander McCallum North West and Kimberleys Tour on Historypin. Details of the Researchers’ Lounge Christmas Display. Announcing the JCPML online memorabilia shop. JCPML holiday opening hours.
JCPML merchandise including souvenir mugs, teaspoons and pins are now available to purchase at our new online shop. For more information, please see the JCPML memorabilia page.
The focus for the 2015 JCPML Visiting Scholar Program is the development of a geolocation project using a social networking site to create an image rich, online resource. The aim of the project is to improve the discovery and the promotion of the “North West Journey” from the McCallum collection. The project will use date […]
The August 2015 issue of the JCPML Information Update newsletter is now available. In this edition: Details of the 2015 JCPML Visiting Scholar program; A report on the 2015 JCPML Anniversary Lecture; A report on Curtin’s Open Day at the JCPML; A photograph to commemorate 70 years since the end of WWII.