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JCPML holiday opening hours

Please note the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library opening hours will change over the holiday period: 18 – 20 December 2017 Appointment only 21 December 2017 – 2 January 2018 Closed 3 January 2018 – 5 January 2018 Appointment only 8 January 2018 Normal opening hours resume 10:00am – 2:00pm

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2017 JCPML Anniversary Lecture – Julia Gillard

Did you miss out on the 2017 John Curtin Prime Minsterial Library Anniversary Lecture? A video recording and transcript are now available from the JCPML website. Former Prime Minister the Honourable Julia Gillard AC delivered the 2017 JCPML Anniversary Lecture to an audience of over 1200 attendees at Curtin Stadium. The lecture was held on Wednesday […]

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50 Objects for 50 Years

What do cut throat razors, Hunter’s First Fleet Journal, and a Pentax camera have in common? They’re all objects found in Curtin Library! Join us on a journey through the Library Special Collections via the 50 Objects for 50 Years blog, updated each week with a new object. Since the inception of WAIT/Curtin University the […]

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News from the JCPML – March edition

Our newsletter News from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and Special Collections contains information regarding the Library’s Special Collections housed at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and reports on JCPML events. View our current newsletter here. If you would like to receive our newsletter direct to your inbox please subscribe via this link.

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Subscribe and win!

To celebrate the launch of the News from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and Special Collections newsletter we’re rewarding new subscribers. The first 50 new subscribers between 6 – 20  March 2017 will receive a small JCPML keepsake. Simply subscribe via this link, and we’ll contact you if you are a winner.

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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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