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Special Collections

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The Christopher Pyne Collection documents the political career of the Hon Christopher Pyne. 

Elected as the Member for Sturt in the 1993 federal election, he held this position until his retirement from politics in 2019. During his time in parliament Pyne served in several parliamentary roles. Pyne was a Minister in the Howard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Governments serving as Minister for Ageing, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Industry Innovation and Science and Minister for Defence Industry. In Opposition, Pyne served as Shadow Minister in several portfolios. 

The Collection includes books, election campaign material, electorate material, Liberal party material, Committee and Council material, briefing folders, and memorabilia from across Pyne’s political career.

Banner image - Christopher Pyne, 2015, Dept. of Education and Training, CC BY 3.0
Access and explore the Collection

The Collection is housed in the Sir Eric Neal Library at the University of South Australia Mawson Lakes Campus. Access is by appointment only. 

Contact Ask the Library to make an appointment.

You can explore the Collection by browsing Collection Discovery or searching the Special Collections Catalogue.

 Biography

Christopher Pyne served as the Member of Parliament for Sturt as part of the Australian Liberal Party from 1993 to 2019. Pyne served in several parliamentary roles throughout his political career, most recently as Minister for Defence. 

He has been a Minister in the Howard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Governments, serving as Minister for Ageing, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Industry Innovation and Science and Minister for Defence Industry. In Opposition, Pyne served as Shadow Minister in several portfolios. He held the seat of Sturt for 26 years before retiring from politics at the 2019 Australian Federal Election. 

Appointed in June 2019, Pyne is now an Industry Professor at the University of South Australia. 

Picture - Christopher Pyne looking at his collection, UniSA Library, February 2020
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