Audio and Video files of parliamentary tributes to Margaret Whitlam on March 19: Gillard, Abbott, Plibersek, Bishop, Rudd, Turnbull, Faulkner, Payne, Brown, Frydenberg and Griggs. Also includes audio of eulogies from Tony Whitlam and Catherine Dovey at the memorial service held on March 23.
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ABC and Channel 10 television news report on the death of Margaret Whitlam.
Gough Whitlam celebrated his 91st birthday today.
Edward Gough Whitlam has celebrated his 90th birthday.
As he begins his tenth decade, Whitlam is on track to overtake John Grey Gorton and William Morris Hughes as the oldest-ever former prime minister. Gorton died in 2002, aged 90 years, 8 months, 10 days. Hughes died in 1952, aged 90 years, 1 month, 3 days.
A total of 32 men served in the Whitlam ministries between December 5, 1972 and November 11, 1975. Fourteen of those men have died. Click here for a full list.
Of the 18 living former ministers, the oldest is Clyde Cameron, born February 11, 1913, now aged 93. Frank Crean, born February 28, 1916, is 90. Kim Beazley senior, born September 30, 1917, is 88. The youngest former minister is Paul Keating, born January 18, 1944, now aged 62. The second youngest former minister is Bill Hayden, born January 23, 1933, now aged 73.
Whitlam's tribute to Mark Latham following Latham's resignation as leader of the ALP and Federal Opposition Leader.
SBS Television has broadcast a significant interview with Gough Whitlam.
The interview, conducted by the ALP Senate Leader, John Faulkner, was an 84-minute production culled from over 20 hours of discussion conducted over 3 days.
The interview came on the eve of three anniversaries:
Text of a press release from Prime Minister John Howard congratulating Gough Whitlam on his 80th birthday.
Four Corners broadcast a 20-year anniversary program on The Dismissal in November 1995.
A 50-minute video of Gough Whitlam interviewed on SBS TV by Michelle Grattan, Mungo MacCallum and Max Teichmann on SBS TV on the 10th anniversary of the Dismissal on November 11, 1985.
Video of a Whitlam interview with Michael Willesee on November 11, 1985.