About the Geoff Gallop Collection

Dr Gallop lodged his personal papers with Curtin Library in 2006, following his resignation as Premier of Western Australia. Dr Gallop felt a strong identification with Curtin - the University formed part of his Victoria Park electorate; he served over three years as a Councillor in Fremantle (John Curtin's electorate); and he and other members of his government often made use of the Curtin Library and particularly the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

The Geoff Gallop Collection, comprising some 18 linear metres of material, focuses on Dr Gallop’s years in the WA Parliament and includes electoral office papers, speeches and speech notes, memorabilia, correspondence, electorate scrapbooks, political cartoons, government achievement reports, direct mail, and papers on a wide variety of themes including WA electoral reform, the Australian republic, the Australian Labor Party and WA history, and the Burke, Dowding and Lawrence Governments.

Dr Gallop presented a Curtin Library public lecture at the launch of The Gallop Collection on 30 November 2006 - 'The case for politics'.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Dr Geoff Gallop M.L.A., 1990.  GG00007/1/102.Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Dr Geoff Gallop M.L.A., 1990.
GG00007/1/102

Accessing the Geoff Gallop Collection

The collection is held by the Library and housed in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML). Many of the items, including all the speeches, photographs, memorabilia, media statements, government achievement reports, direct mail and itineraries are available for viewing online.

Items in the Geoff Gallop electronic research archive are presented as: images (photographs, documents, objects); full text (contents of documents); audio and video (speeches, ALP tribute DVD); and finding aids (text containing information about the titles and descriptions of material which has not been digitised).

Researchers can access the collection online or by visiting the JCPML.

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How is the collection arranged?

The collection is arranged into the following creators and series. Clicking on the title of each series will take you into the record in the digital archive where you can look at the files and items in each series.

Creator: Geoff Gallop

ALP History
The series includes speeches, speech notes, journal articles, newspaper cuttings, etc. covering various aspects of the history of the Australian Labor Party including topics as diverse as Unions, Social justice, ALP Factions, Uranium debate, Hawke Government, Ethnic Politics and Labour Herald. Items in the series date from 1925 to 2005.

Western Australian Politics
The series includes speeches, speech notes, journal articles, newspaper cuttings, etc. covering various aspects of Western Australian Politics.

Leader of the Opposition Day Sheets 
The series includes itineraries, appointments, briefing notes, etc. covering the years 1996 to 2000. Only the itineraries have been digitised.

Leader of the Opposition Outwards correspondence
The series consists of correspondence to constituents of the Victoria Park electorate from Geoff Gallop mainly addressing their concerns or issues, but occasionally including letters to individuals with congratulatory sentiments on significant events. The correspondence spans the period 1996 to 2000.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop at the opening of the Tonkin Highway extensions, 2005.  GG00020/97. Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop at the opening of the
Tonkin Highway extensions, 2005.  
GG00020/97

Photographs collected by Geoff Gallop 
This series of over 200 photographs covers the period 1990 – 2005, with particular focus on the years 1990, 2004 & 2005 and provide a visual record of Dr Gallop’s life as a local member, minister and the Premier, revealing the multitude of events attended and duties undertaken. Also included are official portraits of Geoff Gallop as a MLA in 1990.

Electorate scrapbooks 
The series consists of scrapbooks containing mainly newspaper cuttings concerning issues relevant to the seat of Victoria Park and/or Geoff Gallop in the period 1986 to 2006. Occasionally a copy of a policy or speech presented by Dr Gallop is included.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop unveiling plaque at Roberts Road bridge, Victoria Park, 26 June 2004.  GG00020/45. Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop unveiling plaque at
Roberts Road bridge, Victoria Park,
26 June 2004  GG00020/45

Subject scrapbooks 
This series comprises scrapbooks containing mainly newspaper cuttings compiled by Dr Gallop, arranged by subject matter on a wide variety of topics, which include Mental Health, Parliamentary and Electoral Reform 1993, Public Sector Management and Accountability 1994-1995 and Resources and Energy. The scapbooks cover the period 1969 to 2005.

Media cuttings
The series consists of cuttings from the press concerning the activities of Dr Geoff Gallop MLA between 1990 and 1993.

Media cuttings subject files
The series consists of 7 scrapbooks of newspapers cuttings arranged by subject and date. The first scrapbook begins in January 1990, with the final scrapbook ending in December 1996. The cuttings document newspaper and magazine articles about Dr Gallop’s election campaigns and political issues in Western Australia. Subjects include Shadow Minister for Health, One vote: one Value, and Election Campaign 2001.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop and MS Readathon participants at Millen Primary School, 2005.  GG00020/86. Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop and MS Readathon participants
at Millen Primary School, 2005.  
GG00020/86

Political cartoons depicting Geoff Gallop 
The series consists of copies of political cartoons published in the press between 2001 and 2005 relating to Dr Gallop and the Gallop government.

Gallop Government record books
The series consists of volumes containing press cuttings etc. concerning issues of importance to the Gallop Government and state, national & international affairs and covering the period 2001 to 2006.

Gallop Government achievements reports
The series consists of reports outlining the initiatives and outcomes of the Gallop Government’s programs. The reports provide a comprehensive record of the Government's activities and the issues confronting it in the years 2001 to 2005.

Direct mail
The series consists of copies of electorate office correspondence, pamphlets and newsletters sent to the constituents of the Victoria Park electorate by Dr Gallop, including histories of suburbs within the electorate, welcome letters to new voters and updates on key issues within the area. This series covers the years 1988 to 2006.

Leader of the Opposition subject files
The series consists of media cuttings and correspondence etc. concerning various issues dating from Dr Gallop’s time as Leader of the Opposition (1996-2001).

Burke, Dowding & Lawrence Governments, subject files
The series consists of files of media cuttings, notes, policy papers and correspondence etc. concerning issues as varied as Bicycle helmets, Consumer affairs, Education, Economic strategy, Environmental protection, Health, Housing and the WA Inc Royal Commission.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop at the World Harmony Day Run, 2005.  GG00020/74. Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop at the World Harmony
Day Run, 2005.  
GG00020/74

Western Australian politics. Subject files 
The series consists of files of reports, speeches, speech notes, journal articles, newspaper cuttings, etc. covering subjects of importance to Western Australian politics including Juvenile Justice issues, Euthanasia, Gun control, Parliamentary privilege and Compulsory voting.

Speeches by Dr Geoff Gallop 
The series consists of copies of speeches given by Dr Gallop at various political, community, national and international functions in the years 1986 to 2008. The series also includes correspondence and reports.

Memorabilia collected by Geoff Gallop
This series comprises a small number of items of memorabilia including a framed signed cricket bat commemorating the 2002 John Inverarity Cup match between the University of WA Vice Chancellor’s XI and the Premier’s XI and includes photographs and score card.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop at the opening of the Munda Biddi cycle trail from Mundaring to Collie, 5 July 2004.  GG00020/42. Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop at the opening of the
Munda Biddi cycle trail from
Mundaring to Collie, 5 July 2004.  
GG00020/42

Australian Republic
This series comprises journal articles and papers used by Dr Gallop from the 1970's to 2000 for research into the the issue of Australia becoming a republic.

W.A. State elections 
The series consists of files of correspondence, advertising material, newspaper clippings, candidate profiles, results, etc. concerning Western Australian State elections from 1959 to 2005.

Australian Federal elections
The series consists of articles and statistical analysis of results, etc. concerning Australian Federal elections in the years 1977 to 1987.

Radio broadcasts made by Geoff Gallop
This series comprises two radio broadcasts by Dr Gallop for Radio 6PR in the years 1999-2000.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop at Bentley Technology Park student forum, 2004.  GG00020/33. Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop at Bentley Technology
Park student forum, 2004.  
GG00020/33

Federal Referendums
The series consists of one lever arch file that holds documents from the 1988 Federal referendum, including booth worker records, campaign pamphlets and a copy of a special message sent by Dr Gallop to his constituents.

History of Western Australia: Social and political theory 
The series consists of newspaper cuttings, journal articles and student assignments etc.covering the period 1829 to 2000 on various topics of importance in Western Australian history, including Women in WA History, WA in the Depression Years and the Fremantle Railway Issue.

Australian 20th Century history
The series consists of newspaper cuttings, journal articles and student assignments etc. written during the years 1970 to 1980 and include topics such as the Whitlam Government, the Fraser Fovernment and the 1930's Depression.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection. Records of Geoff Gallop. Geoff Gallop at Bentley Cricket Club, 2005. GG00020/104 Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of
Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop at Bentley
Cricket Club, 2005.  GG00020/104

Political parties in Western Australia
The series consists of newspaper cuttings, journal articles and student assignments etc. about various political parties in Western Australia from 1922 to 2000.

Australian political parties
The series consists of newspaper cuttings, journal articles and student assignments etc. about various political parties throughout Australia from 1969 to 1986.

Labor newspapers
The series consists of Labor newspapers including Labour Voice, Western Sun, National Citizen and Socialist Voice for the years 1975 to 1989.

Electoral, constitutional and parliamentary reform in WA

This series comprises discussion papers, reports, journal and newspaper articles and committee documents relating to electoral, constitutional and parliamentary reform in Western Australia from 1867 to recent years.

Congratulatory messages
This series consists of correspondence and cards conveying congratulations on Dr Gallop's appointments to Parliamentary Labor Party positions.

Electoral Office subject files
The series consists of correspondence files, notes, cuttings etc. concerning electorate matters.

Messages concerning resignation as Premier
This series includes cards, letters, emails etc. following Geoff Gallop's resignation as Premier of WA in 2006.

Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop at Wilson Wetlands, Arbor Day, 2004.  GG00020/11 Curtin University Library. 
Geoff Gallop Collection.  
Records of Geoff Gallop.  
Geoff Gallop at Wilson Wetlands,
Arbor Day, 2004.  GG00020/11

Creator: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC Radio and Television Programs
This series includes radio and television programs aired on the ABC relating to Geoff Gallop and his political career.

Creator: Australian Labor Party, WA Branch

Party Functions
This series consists of commemorative items celebrating Geoff Gallop on his retirement.

Creator: Curtin University

Articles and Chapters by or about Geoff Gallop and the Gallop Government
This series consists of articles and chapters by or about Geoff Gallop and the Gallop Government, compiled in 2009.

Curtin University Library Public Lectures
This series contains the public lecture 'The case for politics' presented by Geoff Gallop at the launch of the Geoff Gallop Collection, 30 November 2006.

 Curtin University Library. Geoff Gallop Collection.  Records of Geoff Gallop.  Geoff Gallop at Wilson Wetlands, Arbor Day, 2004.  GG00020/4. Curtin University Library.
Geoff Gallop Collection.
Records of Geoff Gallop.
Geoff Gallop at Wilson Wetlands,
Arbor Day, 2004. GG00020/4

Other Collections Relating to Geoff Gallop

State Records Office of Western Australia
The State Records Office holds official Ministerial Records from Dr Gallop's term as Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006.

There is an agency record for HON. GEOFFREY IAN GALLOP and eight series recorded for him as below:

State Library of Western Australia
The State Library holds a selection of files of newspaper cuttings, lectures, reports and pamphlets that cover Dr Gallop's career.