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