The Prime Minister's Wife

The three sources in this section provide insight into Elsie Curtin as both the prime minister’s wife and as a significant member of the labour movement in her own right.

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Elsie Curtin at Rowe's banquet hall, Brisbane, 1942

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Elsie Curtin aboard Lancaster bomber 'Q' Queenie, 1943

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Fremantle Labor women's group in 1941


For further information about Elsie Curtin see the Biography of Elsie Curtin and Keeping Healthy in the web resource War & Peace: Rationing and Rebuilding: 1940s life in Cottesloe, Western Australia.


Labour in Government in WA 1920's Labour Movement in WA Elections WW1 & Anti-Conscription Campaign in WA Victorian Socialist Party
Home and Family Life of a Politician John Curtin as PM The PM's Wife The Home Front International Relations