Carolyne McCallum & Lesley Wallace

Carolyne McCallum is the wife of Peter McCallum who is the son of Donald McCallum and grandson of Alex McCallum. In 1994, Peter inherited memorabilia and other material about his grandfather from Sally McCallum, the third wife of Donald Ferres McCallum, and Carolyn became the family historian, taking on the task of identifying, describing and arranging the records. Using these records, published sources and other material, Carolyne put together a private biography of Alex McCallum's life for Peter and his immediate family.

The records of Alex McCallum were subsequently donated to the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) in 2004 and this web resource was created in 2005 to showcase both the records and the life of this extraordinary Western Australian. Lesley Wallace, then JCPML Collections Librarian, worked on the publication, drawing on the information collated by Carolyne, the records themselves, published sources and other relevant material.

Web design

Sue Grey-Smith & Lesley Wallace

After completing a degree in history and English at the University of Western Australia in 1968, Sue Grey-Smith studied graphic design at the London School of Printing. On returning to Western Australia, she lectured in typographic design at Perth Technical College and became the first designer at the new Fremantle Arts Centre Press. A period of freelance work and involvement in a small screen printing business in Pemberton and Healesville in Victoria followed. Sue then worked as a designer for a public library service for three years while completing a graduate diploma in librarianship at the University of Melbourne. Sue then worked for several years as a reference librarian at Swinburne University and then as a Senior Librarian at Curtin University Library from 1997 to 2007. Sue is now a freelance designer with a special interest in website design.

Lesley Wallace was appointed Manager of the JCPML in 2007. This web resource was produced when Lesley was Collection Development Librarian at the JCPML. As the Collection Development Librarian, Lesley assisted the Archivist in all collection development and researcher services areas, dealt with donation documentation, resolved copyright issues, assisted with the Electronic Research Archive and provided back up for the delivery of the JCPML's Education Program for school groups. She was also involved in the design of JCPML web resources and in maintaining and updating the web site.