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Old Parliament House

HIGHLIGHTS

View never before seen artefacts, personal papers, memorabilia and, of course, the famous tracksuit; that illuminate the life and career of John Howard.

Brick
Track suit
Sheers

Why

In March 2014 John Howard announced the transfer of his official papers dating from 1974 from the National Archives of Australia (NAA) to UNSW Canberra.

UNSW Canberra established the Howard Library as an apolitical and non-partisan university initiative that:

  • Hosts the UNSW Canberra Master of Public Leadership & Policy and the Doctor of Public Leadership programs
  • Provides resources to assist researchers, teachers and officials interested in defining the public interest
  • Promotes the study of Australian politics and public leadership focusing on the period 1996 to 2007
  • Hosts conferences and publishes material assessing the Howard Government’s policies and performance.