John Curtin: Prime Minister and journalist

Coatney, Caryn (2011) John Curtin: Prime Minister and journalist. Museum of Australian Democracy. pp. 1-6.

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In his first Australia Day radio talk as a wartime prime minister, John Curtin affirmed: 'The flameless freedom, first lit by our settlers, kept aglow by the generations who followed, is not extinguishable by any enemy'. The next day, Australian newspaper publishers praised his 'forceful' speech, emphasised his 'nationhood' slogans, supported his appeal to 'mobilise all we have' and reproduced his words prominently. Striving to promote Australians' fighting contributions in the battle against totalitarian enemies, Curtin publicised national ideals of democracy, courage and liberty by developing innovative media techniques.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 05:46
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 01:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: John Curtin; nationalism; media reporting; slogans
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190301 Journalism Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8904 Media Services > 890405 Radio and Television Broadcasting

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