Stories and accounts of early experiences of our prime ministers, often connected with significant places and objects.

Joe Lyons bought a tea set for his mother with his first pay check. What did this tea set mean in the context of the fortunes of the Lyons family ? 

Mother's Tea Set
Mother's Tea Set

What was the young poet, Gough Whitlam, referring to when he wrote 'There cut-throats' brains are kept in pond'rous  vases.'