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Feature Story

History making road trip: John Curtin Weekend

Great feedback has been received from the towns and volunteers. All were ecstatic about the amount of work achieved and appreciated the opportunity to work together to achieve a common goal.

Projects included lining sheds, fixing roofs, painting, saving endangered species and helping with local concerts and bush races.

Volunteers at Leonora
Volunteers at Leonora

The regional projects provided a great rural life experience for international students who came from 20 different nations including China, Japan, Scotland, US and Canada, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Germany, Sweden, Ireland and Australia.

Volunteers at Quairading
Volunteers at Quairading

John Curtin Weekend is part of the annual John Curtin Day celebrations that honour Australia's wartime Prime Minister.


Volunteer working at John Curtin's house in Cottesloe
Volunteer working at John Curtin's house

John Curtin Weekend was developed in 1999 at Curtin University of Technology and is one of WA's largest annual community projects.

Before photo of the Coorow Community Hotel
Before photo of the Coorow Community Hotel


After photo of the Coorow Community Hotel
After photo of the Coorow Community Hotel

We have captured the spirit of John Curtin Weekend in the video, photos and summary at the following sites: Ripples Photo Gallery and John Curtin Weekend 2008.