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Gough Whitlam - 21st Prime Minister of Australia. His government lasted only 3 years, but it was a political earthquake that reshaped the Australian landscape. As one commentator put it, "Gough Whitlam made us confident. Confident to be Australian, confident to be ourselves and confident to take on the world knowing who we are. He helped modernise Australia and enhance our place in the world."
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7 Brilliant Gough Whitlam Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

7 Brilliant Gough Whitlam Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

7 Brilliant Gough Whitlam Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

7 Brilliant Gough Whitlam Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

16 Completely Life-Changing Things Australians Can Thank Gough Whitlam For

Gough Whitlam quote from his address to the nation Oct 15, 1975.

Gough Whitlam quote from his address to the nation Oct 15, 1975.

Gough Whitlam led the Australian Labor Party to victory at two elections: 1972 and again in the election of 1974.

Gough Whitlam led the Australian Labor Party to victory at two elections: 1972 and again in the election of 1974.

Gough & Maragaret Whitlam with Governor-General Sir John Kerr. In fear of being sacked by the Prime Minster, Kerr wrote to Buckingham Palace expressing his fear of being sacked & was advised by the Palace that if Whitlam wanted to remove him, the Queen would do so. John Kerr’s dismissal of Whitlam's government on Nov. 11 1975 was a ‘coup’ conceived in secret & executed by ambush which created Australia’s greatest ever political crisis.

Gough & Maragaret Whitlam with Governor-General Sir John Kerr. In fear of being sacked by the Prime Minster, Kerr wrote to Buckingham Palace expressing his fear of being sacked & was advised by the Palace that if Whitlam wanted to remove him, the Queen would do so. John Kerr’s dismissal of Whitlam's government on Nov. 11 1975 was a ‘coup’ conceived in secret & executed by ambush which created Australia’s greatest ever political crisis.

Gough Whitlam addresses a rally at Hyde Park, Sydney.

Gough Whitlam addresses a rally at Hyde Park, Sydney.

1975. The night before the dismissal, Malcolm Fraser & Gough Whitlam attend the lord mayor's dinner in Melbourne. Gough even gave Malcolm a ride back to Canberra in the Prime Ministerial jet.

1975. The night before the dismissal, Malcolm Fraser & Gough Whitlam attend the lord mayor's dinner in Melbourne. Gough even gave Malcolm a ride back to Canberra in the Prime Ministerial jet.

1973 - in a world first, Elizabeth Reid is appointed the first Women’s Adviser to the  Prime Minister. It was a pioneering role and the first such position in the world.

1973 - in a world first, Elizabeth Reid is appointed the first Women’s Adviser to the Prime Minister. It was a pioneering role and the first such position in the world.

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam listens to Adviser on Women's Affairs, Elizabeth Reid. Championing equal pay for women, Whitlam sought to ensure that workplace pay & conditions for women were in keeping with the principles of social equality & justice that guided his Government’s agenda. Whitlam's Government was the  first in the world to appoint a dedicated adviser on Women's affairs to the head of Government, Elizabeth Reid was given the position in April 1973.

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam listens to Adviser on Women's Affairs, Elizabeth Reid. Championing equal pay for women, Whitlam sought to ensure that workplace pay & conditions for women were in keeping with the principles of social equality & justice that guided his Government’s agenda. Whitlam's Government was the first in the world to appoint a dedicated adviser on Women's affairs to the head of Government, Elizabeth Reid was given the position in April 1973.

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