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Gough Whitlam with journalists at a press conference in the wake of Cyclone Tracy,  Darwin, 1974.

Gough Whitlam with journalists at a press conference in the wake of Cyclone Tracy,  Darwin, 1974.


NAA: A6180, 31/12/74/65

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"... he was the embodiment of all that is best in Australian public life."

Joseph Cook on Alfred Deakin, 7 October 1919