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Left to right: Departmental Staff Rebecca Geach, Jack McEwen and Ann Thirlaway. In December 2004 the department put the finishing touches to an exhibition of historical communications equipment. The exhibition marked the closure of the department's Communications Centre, which had played a key role in Australia's international relations since 1943 when Prime Minister Curtin directed the department to coordinate all official overseas cable traffic.

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