Twelve objects they used or adored

Warren Brown reveals the emotional lives of Australian prime ministers through 12 objects they used every day or otherwise adored.

Items include Robert Menzies' home movie camera, Joseph Lyons' love letters, Harold Holt's briefcase and Ben Chifley's pipe.

The award-winning political cartoonist, columnist and history 'tragic' spotlights 12 treasures drawn from public and private collections across Australia in this second season of five-minute National Treasures documentaries.

The Prime Ministers' National Treasures collection is based on the Film Australia National Interest Program produced in association with Old Parliament House and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.