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About the Geoff Gallop Collection

About the Collection

Dr Gallop lodged his personal papers with Curtin Library in 2006, following his resignation as Premier of Western Australia. Dr Gallop felt a strong identification with Curtin - the University formed part of his Victoria Park electorate; he served over three years as a Councillor in Fremantle (John Curtin's electorate); and he and other members of his government often made use of the Curtin Library and particularly the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

The Geoff Gallop Collection, comprising some 18 linear metres of material, focuses on Dr Gallop's years in the WA Parliament and includes electoral office papers, speeches and speech notes, memorabilia, photographs, correspondence, electorate scrapbooks, political cartoons, government achievement reports, direct mail, and papers on a wide variety of themes including WA electoral reform, the Australian republic, the Australian Labor Party and WA history, and the Burke, Dowding and Lawrence Governments.

The items are presented as:
  • Images (photographs, documents, objects)
  • Full text (contents of documents)
  • Audio and video (speeches, ALP tribute DVD)
  • Finding aids (text containing information about the titles and descriptions of material which has not been digitised)
Selected material only has been digitised.

Indigenous Australians are advised that the electronic research archive may contain images or names of people now deceased.

Technical Information

Initially the Geoff Gallop Collection went live to the public in November 2006, running on ExLibris' Digitool v2.4. In March 2009, the system was migrated to run on Digitool v3.0.

Digital files within the Geoff Gallop Collection may be text, jpg images, or pdf format.

Audio and video are presented via Curtin University's iLecture site. Video is accessible as Quicktime movies with a choice of bandwidth. Audio is accessible as Quicktime, Flash or Windows Media files. You can listen to the audio in real time or download as podcasts.

High bandwidth streaming videos on the JCPML web pages are best viewed with a fast internet connection, preferably ADSL or greater. Poor performance may be experienced with a 56k modem.

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