Image Gough Whitlam, prime minister 1972-75

TLF ID M006930

This is a colour photograph of Edward Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister. It shows him attending a United Nations convention during a tour of the USA in 1974.





Educational details

Educational value
  • Whitlam took office as prime minister in 1972 after leading the Opposition for five years. His was the first Labor government in more than 20 years. During his time in Opposition, Whitlam led the reform of the Labor Party, and when in office continued to push for reform for the people of Australia on a wide range of platforms. He attempted to address matters of human rights, international relations, education, health, housing and the environment. The Whitlam government was dismissed by the governor-general Sir John Kerr on 11 November 1975.
  • Whitlam's educational resource page offers a variety of archival material such as letters, parliamentary documents, photographs and links to National Archives of Australia websites such as 'Australia's Prime Ministers'.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

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  • Author
  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Description: author
  • Address: Australian Capital Territory, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.