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John Curtin
John Curtin

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The monument commemorates the centenary of the birth of John Curtin, a Prime Minister of Australia who was born in Creswick.

John Joseph Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945), Australian politician, served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia. Curtin led Australia when the Australian mainland came under direct military threat during the Japanese advance in World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the country's greatest Prime Ministers.


Address:Raglan & Cambridge Streets, Creswick, 3363
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.424744
Long: 143.893622
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Front Inscription

John Curtin. 

Born Creswick, 8 January 1885
Died Canberra, 5 July 1945

Leader of the Australian Labour Party in Federal Parliament, 1939 - 1945

Prime Minister of Australia, 1941 - 1945, leading this nation through the crisis years of World War II. 

This memorial commemorates the centenary of his birth.

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