Howard Library

Follow the 11-year long prime ministership of John Howard.


Main floor

Discover some of the key moments from John Howard’s time as prime minister, including the introduction of gun control laws after the Port Arthur massacre and Australia’s participation in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.   

 Objects from John Howard's personal collection of papers and souvenirs are a record of national events and issues during those years. See his glasses, gifts from world leaders and one of tracksuits.  

The Howard Library is hosted by UNSW Canberra.

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Some areas of this exhibition are dimly lit.