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References

The National Trust of Australia (WA)

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library


ABBREVIATIONS
c. : circa (about)n.d. : no dateJCPML: John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Curtin University of Technology

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This project was supported by the Australian Government’s Jobs Fund (Dept. of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts). 2009 / 2010

The assistance of the Curtin family is gratefully acknowledged. For access to photographs and research assistance, the contribution of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library has been invaluable. For use of their photographs West Australian Newspapers Ltd; Fremantle City Library; Cottesloe–Peppermint Grove–Mosman Park Libraries; Renee Doropoulos; the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; Australian Labor Party (WA); the Western Australian Museum; the State Records Office of Western Australia and the JS Battye Library of Western Australian History, State Library of Western Australia are acknowledged.

Site References

[1] Geoffrey Serle, For Australia and Labor: Prime Minister John Curtin, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Bentley, 1998, p.2.

[2] Elsie Curtin in ‘Likes home life: wife of Labor politician’ in Melbourne Herald, 9/4/1936, scrapbook 2A JCPML00298/2.

[3] Elsie Curtin, ‘The Curtin Story’ in Woman, 12/3/1951.

[4] Richard Hughes, ‘Jack Curtin among the Westralians: they want him to be a mild colonial boy’ in Daily Telegraph, 1/2/1942.

[5] Elsie Curtin, ‘The Curtin Story’ in Woman, 12/3/1951.

[6] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[7] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[8] Westralian Worker, 12 January, 1940, p. 8, cited in Heather Campbell, ‘Diary of a Labor man’, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, viewed 4/9/2010 at http://www.john.curtin.edu.au/diary/opposition/1940.html

[9] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[10] Elsie M Macleod, interview with Ronda Jamieson, 10/5/1994 and 20/2/1995, JCPML00012/1.

[11] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[12] Beverley Lane, interview with Lesley Carman-Brown, 1/9/1998 JCPML00306

[13] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[14] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[15] Elsie M Macleod, interview with Ronda Jamieson, 10/5/1994 and 20/2/1995, JCPML00012/1.

[16] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[17] Elsie M Macleod, interview with Ronda Jamieson, 10/5/1994 and 20/2/1995, JCPML00012/1.

[18] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[19] Elsie Curtin, ‘The Curtin Story’ in Woman, 12/3/1951.

[20] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[21] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[22] Ruth Marchant James, Cottesloe: a town of distinction, Town of Cottesloe, Cottesloe, 2007, pp. 327-329.

[23] Elsie Macleod in Robert Wainwright, ‘Curtin’, West Australian, 5/7/1985 p.9, scrapbook .... JCPML .....

[24] Elsie Curtin, Argus, 22/4/1942, scrapbook .... JCPML00.....

[25] Ruth Marchant James, Cottesloe: a town of distinction, Town of Cottesloe, Cottesloe, 2007, pp. 327-329.

[26] Elsie M Macleod, interview with Ronda Jamieson, 10/5/1994 and 20/2/1995, JCPML00012/1.

[27] Elsie Macleod in Robert Wainwright, ‘Curtin’, West Australian, 5/7/1985 p. 9, scrapbook .... JCPML .....

[28] Jim Davies, The lady was not a spy, cited in George Williams, Cottesloe Post, 9/6/1992

[29] ‘Final scene: burial of Prime Minister Curtin’ in West Australian, 9/7/1945; ‘Impressive funeral of prime minister: the West mourns its greatest citizen’ in Daily Telegraph, 9/7/1945.

[30] John Curtin, ‘The task ahead’, Melbourne Herald, 27/12/1941 cited in David Black, In his own words: John Curtin’s speeches and writings, Paradigm Books, Curtin University, Bentley, 1995, pp. 194, 195.

[31] Geoffrey Serle, ‘Glimpses of John Curtin’ in John Curtin’s legacy: a series of public lectures from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Curtin University, Bentley, 2000, p. 19.

[32] John Curtin, letter to Yatala Ovenden, 19/9/1944 JCPML00565/9 in David Black, Friendship is a sheltering tree: John Curtin's letters 1907 to 1945, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, 2001, p. 234.

[33] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[34] Visits listed in Heather Campbell, ‘Diary of a Labor man’, viewed 4/9/2010 at http://www.john.curtin.edu.au/diary/primeminister/1945.html.

[35] John F Curtin in John Lahey, ‘Lahey at large’, ‘Family recalls snapshots of a political saint’, Age, 24/6/1995, scrap book .... JCPML00....

[36] John Curtin, letter to his wife Elsie Curtin, 27/4/1937 JCPML00402/33 in David Black, Friendship is a sheltering tree: John Curtin's letters 1907 to 1945, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, 2001, pp. 188-89.

[37] Telegram from John to Elsie Curtin before their first Christmas apart, 23/12/1941

Records of the Curtin family, JCPML00402/39.

[38] Rev Hector Harrison, interviewed for National Library of Australia 1973, JCPML00016/1, in Heather Campbell, ‘Diary of a Labor man’, viewed 4/9/2010 at http://www.john.curtin.edu.au/diary/primeminister/1945.html.

[39] Geoffrey Serle, For Australia and Labor: Prime Minister John Curtin, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Bentley, 1998, p.30.

[40] ‘Prime Minister’ in Sunday Telegraph, 6/9/1942, in JCPML00297/2.

[41] ‘Clothes would not worry Curtin’ in Sunday Sun, 14/6/1942, scrapbook .... JCPML00....

[42] Visit details in West Australian and Sydney Morning Herald, 9/3/1959. Cited in Bob Wurth, Menzies, Fadden, Curtin and the Japanese envoy, 2009, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, viewed 4/9/2010 at http://john.curtin.edu.au/envoy/index.html.

[43]Curtin’s vision of post-war Australia in ‘Australia’s man of the year’, Sydney Sun, 27/12/1942.

[44] Elsie Curtin in ‘Curtin’s wife silent partner’ in Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, 31/5/1944.

[45] John Curtin, letter to Adele Mildenhall, 11/6/1941, records of the Curtin family, JCPML00217/2; and comment by David Black, in David Black, Friendship is a sheltering tree: John Curtin's letters 1907 to 1945, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, 2001, pp. 202, 203.

[46] Elsie Curtin in ‘Ladies of The Lodge: preferred cottage to pomp’, Herald, 1/12/1976, scrapbook ... JCPML00.....

[47] Heather Campbell, ‘Diary of a Labor man’, JCPML00297/4.

[48] Letter, Jean Garner to Isla MacPhail, 21/4/1998 JCPML00192, cited in David Day, John Curtin: a life, Harper Collins Publishers Australia, Sydney 2006, p.530.

[49] ‘Curtin’s wife silent partner’ in Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, 31/5/1944.

[50] Elsie Curtin, ‘The Curtin Story’ in Woman, 12/3/1951.

[51] Elsie M Macleod, interview with Ronda Jamieson, 10/5/1994 and 20/2/1995, JCPML00012/1.

[52] John Curtin, letter to his wife Elsie Curtin, 30/9/1941 JCPML00402/37 in David Black, Friendship is a sheltering tree: John Curtin's letters 1907 to 1945, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, 2001, p. 205.

[53] Ruth Marchant James, Cottesloe: town of distinction, Town of Cottesloe, Cottesloe, 2007, p. 291.

[54] David Day, John Curtin: a life, Harper Collins Publishers Australia, Sydney 2006, pp.425, 568.

[55] John F Curtin, interview with Heather Campbell, 29/3/2004; 5, 15, 22/4/2004, JCPML00855/1.

[56] Sir Frank Beaurepaire, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, unnamed newspaper, 14/8/1942, in scrapbook ... JCPML0....

[57] Sydney Morning Herald, 9/7/1945 cited in Heather Campbell, ‘Diary of a Labor man’, JCPML00297/4.

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