Howard Library - Belt


During their time as Prime Minister, and President respectively, John Howard and George W Bush spent a lot of time together at meetings and over time became good friends. During his time in office, President Bush gave John Howard a belt featuring the insignia of the President of the United States.

Mr Howard wore the belt on a number of occasions.

“There were very few official gifts that John Howard did anything with, other than place them on a shelf or surrender to his department. This particular item he did wear and there are signs of the wear and tear,” says Howard Library Director Professor Tom Frame.