Photograph of Arthur ‘Art’ Calwell Jnr that belonged to Arthur Calwell #2010-0281
Black and white photograph in a gold-painted timber frame. Photograph is of Arthur (Art) Calwell Jnr, Arthur Calwell’s son.
This photograph is part of a collection of objects that belonged to Arthur Calwell, Australia’s first Minister for Immigration (1945-49) that were donated to the museum by his daughter, Dr Mary Elizabeth Calwell.
This photograph is of Calwell’s son, Arthur Andrew (Art), whose death from leukaemia at the age of 11 devastated his father. He mourned his son for the rest of his life, but in the view of his biographer, Colm Kiernan, was spurred to redouble his efforts as an activist by the tragedy. The photograph is by the noted Australian photographer Jack Cato.