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Posts published in “Year: 1973

Blue Poles: Would You Pay $1.3m For This?

Front page of the Melbourne Herald - one of the first newspaper reports to draw attention to the $1.3 million spent to purchase Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles.

This Day Tonight Reviews 1973

Audio of the final edition of This Day Tonight in December 1973. A review of the events of the Whitlam Government's first year, it includes Smacka Fitzgibbon singing The Adventures of Edward Gough Whitlam.

Whitlam’s Address To The ALP National Conference

Whitlam's Address to the ALP National Conference in July 1973, when his government was just seven months old, provides an insight into the approach he brought into government, particularly his mandate for policies and programs developed over many years.