Noel Flanagan (1917-2009) had a long and distinguished career in the Commonwealth Public Service that included a period as Private Secretary to Arthur Augustus Calwell, the Minister for Immigration, in 1949.
Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life—presenting its past, present and possible futures.
Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and public programs that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.
Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)
Free after admission
$2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family
18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra
For more information see Visiting
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela: ‘Madiba’, the father of South African democracy.
In a series of blog posts, the museum’s curatorial team will take visitors on a journey through many of its collection treasures that have not been seen before.
Terry Larkin worked in the Commonwealth Treasury from 1958 to 1974 and was Private Secretary to Treasurer Harold Holt during the Credit Squeeze of 1960-61.
My internship at the Australian Prime Ministers Centre at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
As part of the Australian National Internships program at the ANU, I’ve been lucky enough to spend the past 13 weeks at the Australian Prime Ministers Centre at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
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From the Collection
This bathroom was part of a suite of rooms that was occupied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and his staff throughout the time the building operated as a working parliament. Many important politicians occupied this suite including the first Speaker at the Provisional Parliament House, Sir Littleton Groom (1926 to 1929), and Joan Child…