Around Australia

Around Australia

From sites in our national capital to modest family homes and windswept beaches, sites around Australia are indelibly connected with our prime ministers.


Home Hill

Home Hill was the home of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, Enid Lyons and their 12 children in Devonport, Tasmania.

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The Lyons family pose for a black and white photo, taken in 1935.

The Lyons Family at Home Hill circa 1935.

Photo: National Trust Tasmania

Old Parliament House

Old Parliament House served as the home of the Australian Parliament from 1927 to 1988 and is now a nationally significant heritage place and home to the Museum of Australia Democracy. Generations of Australians visit and experience the building as a vibrant historic and civic space. 

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A black and white image of the architecture of Old Parliament House.

Old Parliament House, 2015.

Photo: Andrew Merry/MoAD

Curtin Family Home

The Curtin Family Home in Cottesloe was home to the extended Curtin family and a place where the people in his electorate could come to see John Curtin. 

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A small white house with a red tile roof with large trees overhanging and white picket fence.

Curtin Family Home, Cottesloe, Western Australia.

Photo: National Trust of Australia (WA)

Chifley Home

The Chifley home at 10 Busby Street in Bathurst was the home of Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth. It is now a house museum with a collection of their furnishings and personal possessions. 

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Ben Chifley with children at the front gate of his home at 10 Busby St, Bathurst

Ben Chifley with children at the front gate of his home at 10 Busby Street, Bathurst.

Photo: Chifley Home/Bathurst Regional Council