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The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century

Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, before that, the Australian nation shaped him.

23 June to 3 September 2017

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600


Pilot Officer Edward Gough Whitlam, 4 March 1943. (Whitlam Institute, Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection item 16008)

Pilot Officer Edward Gough Whitlam, 4 March 1943. (Whitlam Institute, Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection item 16008)



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Gough Whitlam, 2002