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PICA Exhibition: Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes opening at PICA this month considers Perth and Los Angeles as comparative case studies, bringing together artworks made in reference to the two west coast cities. The exhibition includes five artist’s books by Ed Ruscha on loan from the Curtin Library: Some Los Angeles Apartments Every Building On The Sunset Strip […]

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Browse our historic special collections

Our new special collections pages are now live! We’ve made it easier to browse and search Curtin University Library’s historic special collections. Explore our unique collections, such as: The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Archive – our extensive collection of wartime prime minister John Curtin’s personal records, and items that tell the story of his remarkable […]

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‘”Good for the Soul”: John Curtin’s Life with Poetry’ book release

In this new release, Dr Toby Davidson, great-grandson of wartime Prime Minister John Curtin, reveals a new perspective on Curtin and his love of poetry, and how this love influenced his thoughts and language. When he first became Prime Minister in October 1941, John Curtin informed the press that he held to a Sunday night poetry […]

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Tobacco control success – lessons from the Curtin University Library

This year, the Curtin University Library made the Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health Collection available. The collection is the culmination of more than five decades of research material related to the effects of tobacco and smoking, and public health advocacy, all donated by public heath advocate Professor Mike Daube AO. Daube is a […]

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Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health Special Collection

Marking a four decade public health career, the Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection is now available via Curtin University Library. Emeritus Professor Mike Daube AO has been a leader in tobacco control and public health advocacy in the United Kingdom, Australia and internationally. He has published widely and worked on tobacco and […]

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Ministerial libraries and mausoleums: making a history of the JCPML

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) has been a significant part of Curtin University since opening its doors in 1998. It is Australia’s first prime ministerial library and a pioneer in providing both on-site and electronic access to an extensive  collection of items relating to wartime prime minister and international statesman John Curtin. While […]

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Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection launch

Marking a four decade public health career, the Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection is now available via Curtin University Library. Professor Mike Daube AO has been a leader in tobacco control and public health advocacy in the United Kingdom, Australia and internationally. His collected papers, unpublished works, ephemera and more tell the […]

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JCPML opening hours

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library is currently open by appointment only. Appointments can be made via phone and email.

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Remembering John Curtin: commemoration and book launch

Hosted by the Australian Trade Union Institute, this online panel event will discuss John Curtin’s life and legacy as a union activitist, wartime prime minister, and transformative leader on the 75th anniversary of his death. It will also launch the new biography Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin by Liam Byrne. Event details: Venue: Online […]

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JCPML history website now live!

Curtin University Library invite you to explore the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library’s (JCPML) history through our new website, which offers a unique, previously unseen perspective on the plans and operation of the institution. Featuring an interactive timeline and new archival images, you can learn about the decisions that made the JCPML what it is today, including the exclusion of a […]

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