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129 years ago on this day…

By Curtin Library 8 January 2014 Library Services JCPML 2 Comments »

Jan 8th 1885 John Curtin was born in Creswick, Victoria, the year Australians went to war for the first time fighting for Britain in the Sudan, the first woman was admitted as a medical student to the University of Sydney, and the Australian Workers Union was founded. To read a biography of John Curtin go to

John Curtin

JCPML. Records of the Government. Photographic Service. Rt Hon John Curtin (1885-1945) Prime Minister 1941-1945. JCPML00036/13.

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  1. Danielle January 15, 2014 10:41am

    If John Curtin was born in 1885, wouldnt that be 129 years ago?

    • Rebecca Sedgman January 17, 2014 10:59am

      Thanks Danielle, you’re right! This has now been corrected.

      Rebecca Sedgman
      Communications Officer
      Curtin University Library