An unusual aspect of the museum’s Killen collection is a large group of ties, selected from several hundred in his wardrobe when Lady Benise Killen donated Sir James’ memorabilia to the museum.
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The following key findings have been distilled from our initial analysis of the Pure Profile Democracy Survey results and listed in order of position in the survey.
The museum has recently acquired an exciting new object which will help us tell the story of how women in Britain acquired the vote.
A Special Constable’s truncheon and armband in the museum’s collection reminds us of a time of widespread civil unrest in Australia.
On 1-2 December 2011 the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, together with the University of Melbourne, will host a national conference on Women, Leadership and Democracy in Australia.
A recently acquired example of Suffragette Jewellery
In 2007, Professor Marilyn Lake was awarded an Australian Prime Ministers Centre Research Fellowship. In this short article, Professor Lake, one of our inaugural Australian Prime Ministers Centre Research Fellows, reports on her latest work.
1-2 December 2011 Old Parliament House, Canberra A national conference hosted by The University of Melbourne and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
‘In the hype surrounding the digitisation of archives, it is sometimes forgotten how enjoyable it can be to see and read original documents.’
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has recently acquired a rare pamphlet by the Polish Marxist Rosa Luxembourg for its research collection.
The APMC catalogue has been uploaded to Trove, the National Library’s discovery service that enables you to search online across hundreds of Australian collections.
In October 1982, the artist Tom Thompson ventured from his home in Braidwood to depict proceedings of the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House recently acquired the collection of sketches.
On 9 May 1927 His Royal Highness the Duke of York opened Australia’s first purpose-built federal parliament building, now known as Old Parliament House. In the accompanying audio from our oral history collection, Therese O’Neill recalls the long trip into Canberra from Yass as a 10 year old, and the thrill of being amongst the crowd to witness the Duke and Duchess of York at the opening.
On 13 October 2009 Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig, Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, announced the recipients of 9 Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellowships for 2009-2010. Now in its third year, the APMC Research and Scholarship Program is proving to be a valuable—and popular—initiative.
We’ve recently acquired an important item for our collection. The photo album, ‘Views of Sydney’, is a handsome leather-bound volume of photographs, largely of Federation arches, taken in Sydney and Melbourne in 1901.
Special Minister of State, Senator John Faulkner, announced the recipients of eight APMC Fellowships and one Summer Scholarship on 25 November.