Audio of Gough Whitlam's concession of defeat in the 1977 federal election and his announcement that he will step down from the ALP leadership. Includes discussion on ABC television and comments by Bob Hawke and Fred Daly.
Posts published in “Year: 1977”
Audio and video of Gough Whitlam's announcement that he would relinquish the ALP leadership, following the party's defeat at the 1977 federal election.
Nicholson's immortal cartoon of the Whitlams in the Chinese earthquake.
Audio Gough Whitlam speaking at an ALP election rally in Moorabbin in November 1977. Other speakers are Clyde Holding, Tony Ross and Frank Wilkes.
Text and audio of Whitlam's 1977 election policy speech at the Sydney Opera House. This was Whitlam's last campaign launch as ALP leader.
Audio and video of Sir John Kerr's drunken performance at the Melbourne Cup in 1977, just a few weeks before his retirement as Governor-General.
Sir John Kerr's letter to the Queen's private secretary, Martin Charteris, expressing his satisfaction with the announcement of his retirement and the provision of an office, staff and transport in London.
Audio of a segment on the ABC's This Day Tonight program on February 8, 1977, examining Whitlam's 10 years as leader of the ALP through the eyes of cartoonist Jeff Hook and speechwriter Graham Freudenberg.