Related sites: Collecting & research institutions
The JCPML maintains collaborative relationships with a number of other collecting and research institutions of relevance to its collection foci and programs, both within Australia and overseas.
Australian prime ministers’ sites
- Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library
Alfred Deakin was Prime Minister of Australia from 1903 to 1910. The Alfred Deakin Digital Archive, a collaborative project between Deakin University and the National Library of Australia, provides online access to a range of Deakin material including hand-written diaries, prime ministerial papers, papers relating to his time as a federation delegate and opposition leader and his family papers, including a selection of photographs.
- Australian Prime Ministers Centre
The Centre aims to provide a national focus for research in the field of Australian prime ministerial history. It tells the story of Australia’s prime ministers and their governments through an exhibition and research centre located in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.
- Australia’s Prime Ministers
This site, created by the National Archives of Australia, provides a virtual encyclopaedia of information on Australia’s prime ministers.
- Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library
Bob Hawke was Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991. The Library aims to identify, collect, conserve and make available for research and public access the prime minister’s papers and memorabilia, those of his colleagues in public life, and related material from his times. The Digital Collection (launched in October 2001) provides online access to a range of records including photographs, speeches, artworks and cartoons.
- Chifley Home
In 1972 Bathurst City Council purchased the Chifley house and its contents as a memorial to Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia from 1945 to 1949. Opened by Prime Minister Whitlam in March 1973, the property has been maintained as a house museum since.
- Malcolm Fraser Collection
The Malcolm Fraser Collection, held at the University of Melbourne, comprises documents, photographs, books and other material relating to the life, family and career of Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia from 1975-1983.
- Menzies Foundation – Menzies Virtual Museum
Robert Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia from 1939 to 1941 and 1949 to 1966. The Menzies Virtual Museum provides visual, textual and audio information about the life and achievements of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest serving prime minister.
- Whitlam Institute
Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975. Established within the University of Western Sydney, the Whitlam Institute commemorates the life and work of E.G. Whitlam and pursues the causes he championed including giving a voice and resources to the people of Western Sydney. It houses selected books and papers donated by Mr Whitlam to create the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection at the Institute and provides on-line access to papers held both at the Institute and in the National Archives.
Other Australian sites
- Australian War Memorial
The AWM Collections Database provides access to the Memorial’s collections, including images and other material relating to John Curtin.
- Australians at War Film Archive – a Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ initiative to film and record the stories of over two thousand war veterans.
- Flinders University of South Australia Library – The Evatt Collection
HV Evatt was appointed Attorney-General and Minister for External Affairs in 1941 when Labor gained power under John Curtin. From 1946 to 1949 he was Deputy Prime Minister to Ben Chifley. The Evatt Collection includes material relating to Evatt’s personal and public life.
- John Curtin Institute of Public Policy
The JCIPP has been established by Curtin University as a peak body of public policy research, education and discussion. It is named in celebration of the late Prime Minister John Curtin as one of the greatest contributors to Australian policy development.
- Heritage Council of Western Australia
The Western Australian Heritage Register and Places Database provides information about John Curtin’s house at 24 Jarrad St Cottesloe.
- MacArthur Museum Brisbane
The Museum is run by the General Douglas MacArthur Brisbane Memorial Trust which commemorates the presence of General MacArthur in Brisbane during World War II and Brisbane’s participation in the war effort.
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a nationally significant heritage site and a living museum of Australia’s social and political history. For more than sixty years, from 1927 to 1988, Old Parliament House was home to Australia’s Federal Parliament. The Museum hosts exhibitions, tours, events and educational programs.
- National Archives of Australia
RecordSearch is the National Archives collection database. It provides access to over 6 million records (about 10% of the collection) from some 9000 Commonwealth government agencies since 1901. Some items are available online as digital images.
- National Library of Australia
Use the NLA Catalogue to search the collections of the NLA.
Trove is a one-stop search across the collections of Australia’s libraries, museums, galleries and archives. The website provides access to documents, pictures, music and other resources.
Picture Australia provides access to the pictorial collections of a wide range of Australian institutions.
- State Library of Western Australia
Search the State Library of WA Collections including Private Archives
Sites outside Australia
- Churchill Archives Centre
The Churchill Papers catalogue is available online.
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
NARA is an independent Federal Agency which oversees management of all United States of America Federal Records. From this site, you can link to Presidential Libraries in the USA.
- Franklin D Roosevelt Library and Museum
- MacArthur Memorial