Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library


Mrs Prime Minister - Public Image, Private Lives

Mrs Prime Minister: Public Image, Private Lives (a Museum of Australian Democracy travelling exhibition) shines the spotlight on the remarkable women who have filled the role of prime minister's wife from 1901 to 2007.

Stripping back the facade of the 'first lady', the exhibition offers a rare glimpse of the women behind the most powerful men in Australian politics: the highs and the lows; the glamour and the hardships.

On display at the Lascelles Exhibition Gallery, Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library from Monday, March 29 until Sunday, June 20, 2010.

Opening hours

Monday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Tuesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Thursday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday: 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Sunday: 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm



The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library is also free of charge, available to Deakin University staff, students and the general public.

How to find us

Getting to the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Map of the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library and Lascelles Exhibition Gallery are located in the Dennys Lascelles Building, on the corner of Western Beach Road and Cunningham Street, Geelong. Enter via Western Beach Road or Cunningham Street.

On-street parking is available on Western Beach Road and limited parking is available in the University car parks, which are permit only.


Download a fact sheet (744 KB) on prime ministers' wives.

Museum of Australian Democracy exhibition website.

Contact information

Kristen Thornton
Curator and Librarian
Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library
Deakin University Library
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Geelong Vic. 3217


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29th August 2012