Archives for December 1977

Whitlam Concedes Defeat, Resigns Leadership

Gough Whitlam appeared in the National Tally Room on election night to concede defeat and resign the ALP leadership.

The voice of Kerry O’Brien, Whitlam’s press secretary, can be heard as Whitlam arrives to address the media. [Read more…]

Whitlam Resigns The ALP Leadership Following Election Defeat

Gough Whitlam announced that he would be relinquishing the leadership of the ALP in a brief statement on election night, December 10, 1977.

The Fraser government was comfortably re-elected, losing only a handful of seats and securing a victory nearly as substantial as the landslide of 1975. [Read more…]