A history in images
Explore the history of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library through a timeline of photos from our archives
(1986 – 1993)
A memorial prime ministerial library is proposed, and five years later approval is granted and funding provided.
(1994 – 1997)
While building construction is underway, material is collected for a revolutionary electronic research archive and public programs are planned.
BRINGING THE VISION TO LIFE
(1998 – 2003)
Australia’s first prime ministerial library opens for on-site and remote use, quickly winning awards and accolades.
RESPONDING TO CHANGING TIMES
(2004 – 2019)
Necessity and changing demands lead to adaptation and new approaches as part of an integrated Curtin University Library.
The establishment of JCPML relied on a number of Curtin University staff and supporters.
Prizes & awards
JCPML and its staff have been recognised with numerous awards, prizes and grants.
Lectures & events
JCPML's outreach program has featured lectures, plays, exhibitions and visiting scholar presentations.
The JCPML Archive includes many significant items, including items belonging to John Curtin.