His Excellency General the Right Honourable ALEXANDER GORE ARKWRIGHT,
BARON GOWRIE, a Member of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council,
Knight Grand Cross of the most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and
Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion
of the Distinguished Service Order, upon whom has been conferred the Decoration
of the Victoria Cross, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over
the Commonwealth of Australia:


JOHN CURTIN, Esquire, M.P.


Know you that confiding in your loyalty integrity and ability I, ALEXANDER GORE ARKWRIGHT,
BARON GOWRIE, the Governor-General aforesaid, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive
Council, in pursuance of the National Security (Australian Advisory War Council) Regulations, do
hereby appoint you the said John Curtin to be a member of the Australian Advisory War Council,
to hold the said office during my pleasure.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the Commonwealth
of Australia this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year
of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and forty and
in the fourth year of His Majesty's reign.

By His Excellency's Command, [signed] Gowrie

[signed] Robert Menzies
Minister of State for Defence Co-ordination.

ENTERED on RECFORD by me, in REGISTER OF PATENTS, No. 94, Page 47, this Twelfth
Day of December, One thousand nine hundred and forty-one.
[signed] F J McKenna