Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library


Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library

There's A War On! World War Two at home

World War II was a time of change and uncertainty for the people of Australia. For some, it meant loss and hardship; for others, supporting the war effort led to love, lasting friendships and new experiences and opportunities.

There's a War On! features a collection of memorabilia, photographs and video footage that reflect the stories of everyday Australians living in extraordinary circumstances - and the many lessons that can be learnt from a generation transformed by war.

Don't miss your chance to see the first Victorian showing of There's a War On! , a travelling exhibition from Museums and Galleries NSW. On display at the Lascelles Exhibition Gallery, Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library from Friday, 25 June until Friday, 20 August, 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 on the ground floor of 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.

Contact information

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


Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

26th November 2012