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John Curtin
John Curtin

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Arthur Garland

The bust commemorates John Curtin, a Prime Minister of Australia and former resident of Charlton.

John Joseph Curtin, Australian politician, served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia. Labor under Curtin formed a minority government in 1941 after the crossbench consisting of two independent MPs crossed the floor in the House of Representatives, bringing down the Coalition minority government of Robert Menzies which resulted from the 1940 election.

Curtin led Australia when the Australian mainland came under direct military threat during the Japanese advance in World War Two. He is widely regarded as one of the country's greatest Prime Ministers.



Address:High Street, Traveller`s Rest, Charlton, 3525
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.26882
Long: 143.350288
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Artist:Maurice McGrath


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th July, 2000
Front Inscription

John Joseph Curtin

Prime Minister of Australia
1941 to 1945

Resident of Charlton
1894 to 1896

Source: MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au