Prime Ministers of Australia
Discover the personal stories of the nation's leaders in Prime Ministers of Australia. Photo: Swell Design
The prime minister is the leader of the Australian government. They are the most senior and powerful government minister, the elected leader of their political party, and Australia’s most important representative in international affairs. The prime minister’s role is extraordinarily demanding. So what does it take to become prime minister?
The Prime Ministers of Australia exhibition explores the public achievements and inside stories of every Australian prime minister—from Sir Edmund Barton in 1901 to our present PM—to reveal the passions that led them to the highest public office. Speeches, photographs and special personal items provide insights into the life experiences that shaped our leaders and changed the nation.