Photo of John Curtin

John Curtin: Powerhouse Museum

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InstitutionPowerhouse Museum
500 Harris St
Ultimo, Sydney
Description

H8608-2
Correspondence of Evelyn Ernest Owen re Owen sub-machine gun, Australia, 1940–45 – the correspondence consists of 55 letters concerning the development and production of the Owen sub-machine gun. Many of the early letters are congratulatory ones; most of the later letters concern royalties paid to Owen and his application for tax exemption. Correspondents include Prime Minister John Curtin.

H8608-2/47
Letter to NJO Makin, Minister for Munitions from John Curtin, Prime Minister, Canberra, ACT, 30 August 1944, with compliments slip from Makin, 4 September 1944 – re tax exemption for Evelyn Owen for transferring his patent rights of the Owen sub-machine gun to the Commonwealth government (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

88/393-383
Postage stamp, unused, ‘AUSTRALIA 10c / J CURTIN’, ink / paper, part of Australian Prime Ministers series, Australia, issued 26 March 1975.

2003/88/1-6/5
Magazine, The Studio, vol. 124 no. 595, London, England, October 1942 – special issue on ‘Australia in Art’ with a message from John Curtin, Prime Minister.

2005/105/1-2
Photographic print, black and white, John Curtin, paper, made by the Department of Information, Australia, c.1940 – black and white photograph in portrait format of Curtin, with paper label attached along the bottom.

2005/105/1-3
Photographic print, black and white, John Curtin, paper, made by the Department of Information, Australia, c.1940 – black and white photograph in portrait format of Curtin.
FormatsPaper, Photos
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