Life and Times of John Curtin
The archive focuses on the life and times of John Curtin, wartime prime minister of Australia (1941-45). An online archive provides access to the collection and other material. Learn more about John Curtin on our website.
50 objects for 50 years
A celebration of Curtin’s 50th anniversary through a collection of fifty significant items from the Library’s special collections.
We have unique collections relating to Western Australian architecture and architect education.
Health & medicine
Includes the Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection, Women’s Health collection, Jules Black Sexology collection and Melanesian Film archive.
Journeys & exploration
The Library has the records of the Project Endeavour, and explorer journals, maps and other historical material.
Our Rare Books collection includes books from the 16th – 18th century and Australian works from 1885 onwards. We also hold signed books from authors associated with Curtin and WAIT.
Politics & government
We hold collections of political archives including the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library archive. Many of the collections relate to Western Australian politicians, both state and federal.
Western Australian stories & history
Our collections include archival material, maps, oral history and published books about the history of Western Australia and the cultural heritage of Western Australians.