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ID number 110539
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 6 July 1945


On 5 July 1945 Prime Minister John Curtin died at The Lodge in Canberra. After a short period of lying in state, his memorial service was held in King's Hall, Parliament House. His body was taken by gun carriage to RAAF Station Canberra and flown to his hometown of Perth on a RAAF Dakota A65-71.