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A Prime Minister at Home: Connecting Cottesloe to Canberra at the Curtin Family Home

Experience the home life of the great Australian wartime prime minister as you join expert guides from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library on a tour of the home built by John Curtin and his wife Elsie.

This is a unique opportunity for a guided tour of the National Trust’s Curtin Family Home, which is only open to the public for special events. Built for John and Elsie Curtin in 1923, the house was home to four generations of the Curtin family until 1998. Archivists from Curtin University’s John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library have curated photographs and objects from their collection and will lead small groups through the house. Hear stories of John Curtin’s home life and its connections to his unlikely path to becoming Australia’s much-admired wartime prime minister from 1941 until his death in 1945. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the book, ‘Friendship is a Sheltering Tree: John Curtin’s letters 1907 to 1945’.

Event dates

Event Details

24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia

11am, 1pm, 2:30pm

Entry fees:
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Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Other things
you need to know:
Limited street parking.