Julia Gillard 2010 - Present
The Hon. Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and re-sworn in as Prime Minister on 14 September 2010 following the 2010 Federal Election.
The Prime Minister is the head of government and leader of the executive government. He or she leads the party or parties that command majority support in the House of Representatives. The Prime Minister is the chief adviser to the Governor-General.
Since The Australiana Fund was established many items of Australiana acquired by the Fund have been placed in the residences of the Prime Minister and Governor-General.
"[The four Official Residences] are more than just homes for the Prime Minister and Governor-General of the day. They provide the back drop for events of national and international significance as well as being showcases of Australian artistic and historical achievement for the many thousands of visitors to see and enjoy. Since its establishment in 1978, The Australiana Fund has not only raised the necessary funds to support its activities, but has located close to 200 items to fulfil the practical and decorative needs of these important historic establishments."
Hazel Hawke in an excerpt from The Australiana Fund Collection 1988
The Fund collects items of Australian significance and also memorabilia related to Australian politics and to Prime Ministers. Collecting items which relate to previous Prime Ministers is one of the Fund's current priorities. For example, the Terracotta bust of Australia's first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, by Nelson Illingworth c.1901 is part of the collection.
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The Honourable Kevin Michael Rudd MP 2007 – 2010
The Honourable John Winston Howard OM AC SSI 1996 – 2007
The Honourable Paul John Keating 1991 – 1996
The Honourable Robert James Hawke AC GCL 1983 – 1991
The Right Honourable John Malcolm Fraser AC CH GCL PC 1975 – 1983
The Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC 1972 - 1975
The Right Honourable Sir William McMahon PC GCMG CH 1971 - 1972
The Right Honourable Sir John Grey Gorton PC GCMG AC CH 1968 - 1971
The Right Honourable Sir John McEwen PC GCMG CH 1967 – 1968
The Right Honourable Harold Holt PC CH 1966 – 1967
The Right Honourable Sir Robert Gordon Menzies PC KT AK CH FAA FRS QC 1949 – 1966
The Right Honourable Joseph Benedict Chifley PC 1945 – 1949
The Right Honourable Francis Michael Forde PC 1945 – 1945
The Right Honourable John Joseph Curtin PC 1941 - 1945
The Right Honourable Sir Arthur William Fadden GCMG 1941 – 1941
The Right Honourable Sir Robert Gordon Menzies PC KT AK CH FAA FRS QC 1939 – 1941
The Right Honourable Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page PC GCMG CH 1939 – 1939
The Right Honourable Joseph Aloysius Lyons PC CH 1932 – 1939
The Right Honourable James Henry Scullin PC 1929 – 1931
The Right Honourable Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Viscount Bruce of Melbourne CH MC FRS PC 1923 – 1929
The Right Honourable William Morris Hughes PC CH KC 1915 – 1923
The Right Honourable Andrew Fisher PC 1914 – 1915
The Right Honourable Sir Joseph Cook PC GCMG 1913 – 1914
The Right Honourable Andrew Fisher PC 1910 - 1913
The Honourable Alfred Deakin CBE 1909 – 1910
The Right Honourable Andrew Fisher PC 1908 - 1909
The Honourable Alfred Deakin CBE 1905 – 1908
The Right Honourable Sir George Houstoun Reid PC GCB GCMG KC 1904 – 1905
The Honourable John Christian Watson 1904 - 1904
The Honourable Alfred Deakin CBE 1903 - 1904
The Right Honourable Sir Edmund Barton PC GCMG QC KC 1901 – 1903