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The Day After: 1974 Federal Election Radio Reports

Counting on election night in 1974 was inconclusive. Whilst there was a general sense that the Whitlam government had been returned, it was not definitive.

This is a selection of radio news bulletins from Sunday, May 19, 1974. They were broadcast on 3MA Mildura and 3WV, the ABC’s third radio network in western Victoria.

  • 11.00am – 3MA Mildura (1m)
  • 12.00pm – 3MA Mildura (5m)
  • 4.00pm – 3MA Mildura (1m)
  • 5.30pm – 3MA Mildura (6m)
  • 6.00pm – ABC Television (11m)