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Books from Curtin family showcased

A hundred years ago, a young John Curtin wrote in a letter to the family of his future wife that: There is nothing that is not in a great book. . .There is meat and drink and love. As part of the National Year of Reading, there is a small display of books from the […]

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Broome 1942 online resource

If you did not get a chance to visit the exhibition, why not check out the online resource? As well as information and images from the original exhibition focussed on the bombing of Broome and the relationship between the Curtin government and the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), you can view photos and more from the […]

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AJA donates original Curtin document

The WA Journalists Association has donated an original document from John Curtin to Curtin University Library. The document is his application to join the journalists union, the Australian Journalists Association (AJA), dated 22 February 1917. Curtin applied for membership just five days after arriving in Perth to take up the editorship of the Labor weekly […]

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'Broome 1942' exhibition open

A new display in the Robertson Library commemorates the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Broome on 3 March 1942. The exhibition was opened on 28 February by Lieutenant Colonel Herman Verhoef, Defence Attache from the Australian Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the early months of 1942 the bombing of Broome, Wyndham […]

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Broome 1942 exhibition to open 28 February

The bombing of Broome, Wyndham and Darwin in the early months of 1942 formed the first physical contact of war within Australia according to Prime Minister John Curtin. Even more poignant, the majority of casualties included widows and orphans of the Java Sea Battle, evacuees from the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) to Australia on that […]

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2012 Visiting Scholar announced

Dr Bobbie Oliver, Associate Professor of History at Curtin University, will be the JCPML Visiting Scholar for 2012. As Visiting Scholar she will research the life of Elsie Curtin and present a public lecture on this theme in the last quarter of the year. Dr Oliver will also write the text for a more comprehensive […]

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Invitation to Lecture by Graham Freudenberg

Staff, students and members of the public are warmly invited to attend the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library 2011 Visiting Scholar Lecture by Graham Freudenberg ‘Curtin’s battle for Australia: Relevant questions for 2011’ on Thursday 27 October. Graham Freudenberg is one of Australia’s greatest speechwriters and an influential political insider who has both shaped and […]

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