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Posts published in “Year: 1976

It’s Time For A New Constitution

Pictures from the Melbourne Town Hall rally organised by Australians For A Constitutional Democracy on November 11, 1976. Manning Clark, Donald Horne, Gareth Evans and John Halfpenny were among those who spoke.

The Death Of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Audio of radio reports of the death of Chairman Mao, plus statement by Gough Whitlam and Hansard record of House of Representatives Condolence debate.

Kerr Speaks Of The Queen And Young People

An extract from a speech in September 1976 by Sir John Kerr to an unknown organisation in which he speaks of the Queen's forthcoming visit to Australia and of the alarming influences on young people, especially in the education system.

Kerr’s 1976 Australia Day Message

Eights weeks after the Dismissal, the Governor-General delivered an Australia Day address. Sir John Kerr spoke to the nation on January 26, 1976 from London, England, the country that was to be his home in exile for most of the remainder of his life.