Our Special Collections are kept at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. Most items are available on request for use in the JCPML Reading Room. For opening hours and contact details see the JCPML website.
Carmen Lawrence Collection
This collection focuses on former Western Australian Premier Dr Carmen Lawrence's time in State parliament.
Geoff Gallop Collection
This collection focuses on former Western Australian Premier Dr Geoff Gallop's time in State parliament.
John Curtin Prime Ministerial Archive
The archive focuses on the life and times of John Curtin, wartime prime minister of Australia (1941-45). An online archive provides access to the collection and other material.
Elizabeth Jolley Research Collection
The Elizabeth Jolley Research Collection is an online bibliography listing works by and about one of Australia's most important writers.
Hazel Hawke Collection
This collection focuses on Hazel Hawke's time at the prime minister's Lodge (1983-91) and her community involvement after that period.
Jules Black Sexology Collection
With more than 300 items, the Jules Black Sexology Collection includes most significant textbooks and works written by post World War II sexologists from around the world.
Project Endeavour: Jon Sanders Collection
This collection relates to Jon Sanders’ journey in the yacht Parry Endeavour three times around the world between 25 May 1986 and 13 March 1988.
Western Australian Folklore Archive
The only state folklore archive in Australia, this collection records, preserves and gives access to the rich folk traditions of Western Australians.
Triple Solo Sailor
Triple Solo Sailor commemorates Jon Sanders’ triple circumnavigation of the world. Information sourced from the Project Endeavour: Jon Sanders’ Triple Circumnavigation of the World
Women’s Health Collection
This collection comprises over 500 books and pamphlets focusing on women’s health, including information on marriage, sexuality and birth control.