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John Howard, Janette Howard and their children at the launch of the Liberal Party campaign for the 1987 federal election.

John Howard, Janette Howard and their children at the launch of the Liberal Party campaign for the 1987 federal election.


NAA: A6135, K30/9/87/25

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14 Apr 1925 Big brother
14 Apr 1981 Human rights
15 Apr 1991 Deaths in custody
19 Apr 1984 Let us rejoice
19 Apr 1999 Special envoy
19 Apr 2008 2020 vision

"Chris Watson ... was the very embodiment of steadfastness and loyalty."

WM Hughes, 1941