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Cablegram from Curtin to Churchill on the defence of Singapore, 1942

This is a two-page cablegram sent on 17 January 1942 in which Australian prime minister John Curtin makes his views on the level of British commitment to the defence of Singapore clear to his British counterpart, Winston Churchill. Marked 'Immediate. Most secret.', the cablegram refers to past conferences, discussions and ...


Italian pioneer of computing, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1984 of Amedeo Sala, an Italian migrant living in Western Australia, considered the 'father of Western Australia's electronics and computer industry'. He is holding the 'heart' of his invention the 'Encryptor', an electronic security scrambling device. The part of the device ...


Christmas and New Year greetings telegram from John Curtin, 1941

This is a Christmas and New Year greetings telegram sent on 23 December 1941 by Prime Minister John Curtin in Canberra to his wife, Elsie, at their home at Cottesloe, Western Australia.


Telegram from John Curtin to Elsie Curtin, 4 October 1940

This is a birthday greetings telegram sent by John Curtin from Zanthus, on the Trans-Australian Railway in Western Australia, to his wife Elsie in Cottesloe, Western Australia, on 4 October 1940.


Postcard sent from France by Duncan McCallum, 1917

This is a postcard sent from France to Alex and Bess McCallum on 1 February 1917 by Alex's brother Duncan who was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces. The card is embroidered in coloured silk with a floral design and the words 'Souvenir from France'. It measures 14 cm x 9 cm.


Sheep run and wool dray, c1855

This is an oil painting on canvas, measuring 12.2 cm x 19.0 cm, painted in about 1855. It is made in the form of a Christmas card, inscribed with 'The COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON'. The painting has two 'pictures within a picture', like wall hangings, surrounded by the leaves and bright red flowers of Sturt's desert pea. One ...


Gold escort leaving Coolgardie, c1895

This is a black-and-white photograph of a gold escort in the main street of Coolgardie in about 1895. A four-wheeled horse-drawn buggy in the foreground carries luggage, presumably including boxes containing gold in the back. Two troopers, one on horseback and one seated beside the driver, form an escort, carrying firearms ...


First World War Christmas and new year postcard, 1917

This postcard, printed for Christmas 1917, shows a fictionalised map of Britain surrounded by some of its dominions: Canada, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Five arms extend from Britain, shaking hands with different coloured arms that extend from each of the labelled countries. On top of the image the Union ...