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Whitlam Concedes Defeat, Resigns Leadership

Gough Whitlam appeared in the National Tally Room on election night to concede defeat and resign the ALP leadership.

The voice of Kerry O’Brien, Whitlam’s press secretary, can be heard as Whitlam arrives to address the media.

ABC television commentary continues after Whitlam’s announcement, including remarks by the ALP and ACTU President Bob Hawke and former Whitlam minister Fred Daly.

  • Listen to Whitlam’s concession and resignation:
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Malcolm Farnsworth
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