Events & lectures
- Eighteenth JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 28 June 2017 presented by the Hon Julia Gillard.
- Seventeenth JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 29 June 2016 presented by Ms Sally Warhaft.
- Sixteenth JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 27 July 2015 presented by Mr Peter FitzSimons.
- Public Lecture by the JCPML Visiting Scholar Professor Deborah Gare, Curtin’s first war, 24 November 2014.
- Fifteenth JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 26 August 2014 presented by Dr Geoff Gallop.
- Public Lecture by the JCPML Visiting Scholar Dr Toby Davidson, Good for the soul: John Curtin’s life with poetry, 30 April 2014.
- National book launch by His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia of 2009 Visiting Scholar Bob Wurth’s book The Battle for Australia, 7 November 2013.
- Anniversary Lecture by Chief Justice French, High Court of Australia 18 July 2013.
- Public lecture by JCPML Visiting Scholar Professor Bobbie Oliver, The secret life of Elsie Curtin, 17 October 2012.
- The Fremantle Candidate, a play by 2010 JCPML Visiting Scholar Ingle Knight, was the Anniversary event for 2012. The play ran from 19 July to 5 August at PICA.
- Launch of the exhibition Broome 1942 by Lieutenant Colonel Herman Verhoef, Defence Attache from the Australian Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 28 February 2012.
- Public lecture by JCPML Visiting Scholar Graham Freudenberg, Curtin’s battle for Australia: Relevant questions for 2011, 27 October 2011.
- Thirteenth JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Jeffrey L Bleich, Ambassador of the United States of America, 8 August 2011.
- National book launch by Stephen Smith of 2004 Visiting Scholar James Curran’s book Curtin’s Empire, 5 May 2011.
- Launch of the web publication Fighting Labor’s battles: Conscription, the Great Depression and party unity by Associate Professor Bobbie Oliver, 27 October 2010.
- Twelfth JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Stephen Smith Australian foreign policy under Labor governments from John Curtin’s prime ministership to the present, 6 July 2010.
- Touring exhibition – Menzies, Fadden, Curtin and the Japanese Envoy, 2009-10.
- Launch of the web resource and travelling exhibition Menzies, Fadden, Curtin and the Japanese Envoy by JCPML Visiting Scholar Bob Wurth, 19 November 2009.
- Eleventh JCPML Anniversary Lecture by the Hon. Paul Keating, Australia and Asia and the new order after the financial crisis, 2 July 2009.
- Tenth JCPML Anniversary Lecture by the Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, John Curtin – A tribute: strengthening the rule of law and Australian democracy, 12 June 2008.
- Public lecture by JCPML Visiting Scholar Dr Steven Casey, A missed opportunity: the Curtin-Roosevelt meetings and Australian American relations, 8 May 2008.
- Opening of the JCPML Major Exhibition The Pursuit of Knowledge: Curtin, Looking Ever Forward by His Excellency Dr Ken Michael, AC, Governor of Western Australia, 26 March 2008.
- Public lecture by JCPML Visiting Scholar Dr Michael Fullilove, Still looking to America: Labor and the US alliance, 9 August 2007.
- Ninth JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Professor Larissa Behrendt, Shaping a nation: Visionary leadership in a time of fear and uncertainty, 5 July 2007.
- Opening of Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition Backyard Frontline: Australia under attack 1942-1943 by Mr William Gaynor, OAM RFD, WA State President of the Returned Services League, on 28 February 2007. The exhibition was open to the public from 1 March to 27 April 2007.
- Launch by Dr Carmen Lawrence of the web publication The federal electorate of Fremantle: A history since 1901, 19 February 2007.
- Public lecture by JCPML Visiting Scholar Professor David Horner, John Curtin as war leader and Defence Minister, 5 October 2006.
- Eighth JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Senator John Faulkner, John Curtin: A Labor life, 5 July 2006.
- Public lecture by Bob Wurth, author of Saving Australia: Curtin’s secret peace with Japan, and launch of the book by Mr Hiroyuki Ariyoshi, Consul-General of Japan in WA, 12 May 2006.
- Public lecture by Professor Ross Terrill The US/Australia alliance: Why it’s still relevant, 3 April 2006.
- Touring exhibition – The Art of the Possible: Creating an independent foreign policy, 2005-6
2005 (60th anniversary of the death of PM John Curtin)
- Public lecture by JCPML Visiting Scholar Dr Michael McKernan John Curtin: A war casualty if ever there was one, 20 October 2005
- Seventh JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Dr Ashton Calvert, 5 July 2005, A confident and distinctive foreign policy.
- Launch of WA Cultural Heritage Portal at UWA, 21 April 2005
The portal is a partnership between the University of WA, Curtin University of Technology and the WA Dept for Culture and the Arts, funded by the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Fund. Professor Richard Nile and Kandy-Jane Henderson from Curtin are both Chief Investigators for this grant. Please note the WA Cultural Heritage Portal has ceased.
- Touring exhibition – The Art of the Possible: Creating an independent foreign policy, 2005-6.
- Opening of Old Parliament House travelling exhibition A brush with politics: The life and work of John Frith, 10 March 2005.
- Opening of the exhibition The art of the possible: Creating an independent Australian foreign policy – opening address by the Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant General John Sanderson, 14 February 2005.
- Launch by Professor Geoffrey Bolton of John Curtin: Guide to archives of Australia’s Prime Ministers, a National Archives of Australia and JCPML joint publication, 4 November 2004.
- Sixth JCPML Anniversary Lecture by Paul Kelly, An Australian vision: Foreign policy challenges in the 21st century, 5 July 2004.
- Award winning play Shadow of the Eagle tours Australia, March to June 2004.
- JCPML public lecture by Dr James Curran, A crisis of national meaning: Prime ministers and the dilemma of Australian nationalism, 19 April 2004.
- JCPML public lecture by Professor Marilyn Lake John Curtin: Internationalist 9 October 2003.
- World premiere of play Shadow of the Eagle in Western Australia. Produced by the Perth Theatre Company in association with JCPML and first performed at the Playhouse Theatre in Perth on 24 May 2003, the play focusses on the historic first meeting between US General Douglas MacArthur and Australian Prime Minister John Curtin in March 1942. Shadow of the Eagle programme.
- From Curtin to Coombs: War and peace in Australia – Seminar 25 March 2003
Speakers: Dr Tim Rowse, Curtin and Labor’s full employment promise
Dr Nonja Peters, From Aliens to Austr(aliens): A look at immigration and internment policies
Ms Michal Bosworth, Families and food: Wartime tucker
- Opening of the exhibition Without classification: Hazel Hawke and the JCPML major exhibition John Curtin’s legacy: Leading Australia from war to peace by Mrs Pat Barblett, 26 September 2002.
- UWA Extension lecture by Dr Lenore Coltheart, National Archives of Australia, Stand by your man: Australia’s prime ministerial wives – John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, 19 August 2002.
- Fifth JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 5 July 2002, by Hon Paul Keating John Curtin’s world and ours.
- JCPML public lecture by Professor Peter Edwards From Curtin to Beazley: Labor leaders and the American alliance
and the launch of the Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition Soldier for a crisis: Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey by His Excellency Lieutenant General John Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, 8 October 2001.
- Fourth JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 5 July 2001, by Hon Kim Beazley John Curtin’s abiding vision
- JCPML public lecture In Search of John Curtin by Dr John Edwards, 19 April 2001
- Launch of ‘Friendship is a sheltering tree’: John Curtin’s letters 1907 to 1945, 26 February 2001. Address by Professor Tom Stannage
- Opening of the JCPML major exhibition Shaping the nation: John Curtin and Australia, 6 October 2000. Opening Address by Mr Kim Wilkie, MP.
- Third JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 5 July 2000, by Senator Natasha Stott Despoja The politics of conscience
- Launch of John Curtin’s legacy: A series of lectures from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, 17 April 2000. Address by Associate Professor David Black
- Opening of the exhibition Beginnings: Images of occupied Japan, 4 October 1999, by Ms Sallybeth Bumbrey, Consul General of the United States of America
- Second JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 5 July 1999, by Hazel Hawke In search of the light on the hill
- Inaugural John Curtin Medal Ceremony, October 29, 1998. Address by Associate Professor David Black: John Curtin
- Inaugural JCPML Anniversary Lecture, 5 July 1998, by Hon. Gough Whitlam: John Curtin: Parliament, party, people
- Opening of the JCPML exhibition John Curtin: A man of peace, A time of war, 20 April 1998.
Address by Michelle Grattan The Prime Minister and the press: A study in intimacy
- JCPML public lecture, 23 February 1998, by Dr David Day Gallipoli, embezzlement and a death in the bush: John Curtin’s first war
- JCPML public lecture, 14 August 1997 by Dr Geoffrey Serle Glimpses of John Curtin