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John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library
Curtin University Library

Treasure Boxes (digital)

Section 2 - Finding out about John Curtin's background

Trace John Curtin’s rise from a working class boy to a socialist orator, young politician and Prime Minister.


John Curtin poster

  • An A3 poster featuring a photograph of John Curtin as Prime Minister.
  • Biography of John Curtin
    Illustrated outline of Curtin’s life, including an account of his childhood in From Poor Boy to Prime Minister. Follow links from the main page.
  • John Curtin as MP and PM
    Illustrated outline of Curtin’s political career in relation to the development of Australia as an independent nation. Follow links from the main page.

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