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Posts published in “Year: 1974

Darwin Wiped Out

The Boxing Day front page of Melbourne's Sun News Pictorial reports the destruction of Darwin by Cyclone Tracy.

Treasurer Frank Crean’s 1974 Budget Speech

Text and audio of Treasurer Frank Crean's 1974 Budget Speech to the House of Representatives. Includes audio of ABC News, John Gorton, Gough Whitlam's Address to the Nation, and comment by Clyde Cameron.

Joint Sitting Of Parliament: Whitlam’s Opening Speech

Text and audio of Whitlam's opening speech to the historic Joint Sitting of Parliament. Whitlam spoke on the bill to enshrine the principle of one vote, one value, "to strengthen the equality of popular democracy in Australia".