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Gough Whitlam: Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers


Gough Whitlam: Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers

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Published by the National Archives of Australia

This guide to the archives of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has been produced by the National Archives of Australia to assist researchers find records relating to both Gough and Margaret Whitlam in the National Archives and other collections.

It is the seventh volume to be published in the National Archives' Guides to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers series and is a companion publication to the Australia's Prime Ministers website.

Gough Whitlam became Australia's 21st Prime Minister on 5 December 1972 following the Australian Labor Party (ALP) victory at the election on 2 December. His Labor government, the first after more than two decades, set out to change Australia through a wide-ranging reform program and was re-elected at the double dissolution election of 18 May 1974. Whitlam's term abruptly ended when his government was dismissed by the Governor-General on 11 November 1975.

This guide contains images of people now deceased.

Alternate formats

This Research Guide is also available in the following format:

Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers: Gough Whitlam (Portable Document Format (.pdf) 616 KB)

This research guide can be purchased in hard copy from the National Archives of Australia shop.


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