Meg Mather-Brown was born in 1937 and was a grand-daughter of Sir Earle Page, Australia’s 11th Prime Minister.
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Some prime ministerial homes remain suspended in time, preserved as domestic wunderkammer; but most are handed on like any other home, sold to the highest bidder, renovated or remodelled.
During 1915 there was heated parliamentary debate on a piece of controversial legislation which still has resonance a century later—the War Precautions Act.
Imagine if Twitter had been around 100 years ago at the time the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli.
In 2015, for the first time, the Museum of Australian democracy at Old Parliament House is partnering with the Whitlam Institute to ask year 5-12 students in the ACT and NSW ‘What matters?’
Since news broke of the passing of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser last Friday, 20th March, the museum has been a place where visitors and passers-by have come to leave messages in a condolence book.
Australian Prime Ministers Centre summer scholars Khylie Daws from Deakin University and Andrew Kelly from the University of Western Sydney have spent the summer in the 1950s.
I chose four case studies for this research, namely Billy Hughes, Sir Robert Menzies, Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser…
Jean Salisbury was born in Melbourne in 1922 and died in Canberra in 2014.
Within hours of Gough Whitlam’s death on 21 October tributes were reverentially laid on the front steps of historic Old Parliament House.
Since the passing of Gough Whitlam, many have remembered him for his words, wisdom and trademark ‘whitticisms’. But Whitlam’s way with words was no accident…
With the fabrication finalised, and all the objects chosen and ready to go, it was time for the last task: installation.
Journalist and author Paul Daley reflects on Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC
In the second of a series of ‘behind the scenes’ blog posts, Campbell Rhodes shares some of the experiences and challenges of putting this exhibition together.
In the first of a series of behind the scenes blog posts, Curatorial officer Campbell Rhodes shares some of the experiences and challenges of putting this exhibition together.
You can tell a lot about someone from what they buy. Our Prime Ministers of Australia gallery now has on display a selection of Harold Holt’s bank records, kindly lent to us by the National Archives of Australia.
Rupert Loof served as Clerk Assistant of the Senate from 1942 to 1955 and was Clerk from 1955 to 1965.
Barry Lyons was born at Burnie, Tasmania, in 1928, and is the oldest surviving son of former Prime Minister Joe Lyons and Enid Lyons.
Former Prime Minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce told Dame Enid Lyons in 1932 that her husband lacked all of the essential qualities to be a Prime Minister.