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Vale Gough Whitlam

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) expresses its condolences to the Whitlam family on the passing of a remarkable man. In July 1998 Mr Whitlam, former Prime Minister of Australia, became the Foundation Patron of Australia’s first prime ministerial library, the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. In announcing his retirement as active Patron of […]

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October Newsletter

The October 2014 edition of the JCPML Information Update newsletter is now available. In this edition: • Event Details: JCPML Visiting Scholar Lecture by Dr Deborah Gare • Report: 2014 MacArthur Memorial Week • Update: JCPML Director • Report: Network of Prime Ministerial Research and Collecting Agencies Roundtable Meeting • Report: JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Prof Geoff Gallop • Access Details: […]

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Prime Time: a new play about Australian PMs

Australia’s Prime Ministers are a fascinating bunch.  This witty, fast paced show takes you on a musical and historical trip through the public and private lives of Australia’s diverse Prime Ministers. Triumphs and challenges, quests for power, electoral back flips and dramas. Timely and amusing.  Venue: State Library of Western Australia Theatre, State Library, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge. Date: […]

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2014 JCPML Visiting Scholar

Dr Deborah Gare is the 2014 JCPML Visiting Scholar. Deborah is the Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Arts and Sciences, where she leads the History program in Fremantle. Dr Gare is conducting her research at the JCPML during September and October and her research topic has changed since our […]

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2014 JCPML Anniversary Lecture

The successful Anniversary Lecture presentation by Professor Geoff Gallop is now available on the JCPML website. A copy of  Prof Gallop’s speech and the video of his presentation can now be viewed.

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National Trust events at Curtin home

The National Trust has organised several events at the Curtin Family Home between Wednesday 10 September and Saturday 13 September, 2014. You can enjoy a guided tour with morning or afternoon tea and hear excerpts from John and Elsie’s letters or attend an Open Day to explore the home at your leisure. Please see the […]

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JCPML Visiting Scholar for 2014

Dr Deborah Gare has been appointed the 2014 JCPML Visiting Scholar. Deborah is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Arts and Sciences, where she leads the History program in Fremantle. Dr Gare will conduct her research at the JCPML during August and will explore a broad range of social […]

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Dr Toby Davidson delivers JCPML lecture

The 2013-2014 JCPML Visiting Scholar Lecture was delivered by Dr Toby Davidson on Wednesday 30 April 2014. You can find out more about the lecture and link to a transcript of the lecture, entitled Good for the Soul: John Curtin’s Life with Poetry, by clicking here.

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Call for John Curtin Medal nominations

The John Curtin Medal is awarded by Curtin University to those in the external community who have made a significant contribution in their chosen field and who display qualities associated with John Curtin, such as vision, leadership and community service. The Medal is presented annually as part of the October 7 commemoration of John Curtin’s […]

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2014 Visiting Scholar lecture

You are invited to attend our 2014 JCPML Visiting Scholar Lecture on Wednesday 30 April. Dr Toby Davidson, great-grandson of Prime Minister John Curtin and an Australian poetry researcher, editor and lecturer at Macquarie University, will present the lecture, entitled Good for the soul: John Curtin’s life with poetry. Poetry has played an important role […]

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