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Margaret and Gough Whitlam with Philippines 'First Lady' Imelda Marcos at the Sydney Opera House during the visit of President Ferdinand Marcos and Mrs Marcos, October 1973.

Margaret and Gough Whitlam with Philippines 'First Lady' Imelda Marcos at the Sydney Opera House during the visit of President Ferdinand Marcos and Mrs Marcos, October 1973.


NAA: A6135, K26/10/73/26

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"I don’t say I was a good Prime Minister but I do accept the general view that I was the best."

Gough Whitlam, 2002