On 5 July 1945 Prime Minister John Curtin died at The Lodge in Canberra. After a short period of ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number 110539
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 6 July 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.