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Official Opening of The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in his Century

Whitlam Institute

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST)

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Official Opening of The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in his Century

 Edward Gough Whitlam was born in Kew on 11 July 1916 and to mark the centenary of his birth, the Whitlam Institute has created this very special exhibition.

 Gough once said, “Nothing in politics grows in a vacuum… I realise I am but a child of my age”. The exhibition curator, Guy Betts, has built on this thought to explore not only how Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, but how the Australian nation shaped him.

 We’re exploring the man behind the legacy – from the bright schoolboy growing up in a fledgling Canberra to the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, to the young father eating spag Bol with his family on the urban fringe. The first five decades of the 20th century were a time of extraordinary social and political change in Australia, and much of the Gough’s legacy of progressive reform has its origins in his life experience through this time.

 The exhibition will be officially opened by special guest the Hon Antony Whitlam QC, and we’d be delighted if you’d join us.

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Female Orphan School
Conference Room 1, Building EZ, Western Sydney University
Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road
Rydalmere, NSW 2116
Australia

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST)


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Whitlam Institute

The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University is a dynamic public policy institute that commemorates, and is inspired by, the life and work of one of Australia’s most respected Prime Ministers, The Hon Gough Whitlam AC QC. It pursues the causes he championed and is guided by the principles upon which his parliamentary career and years of service to the people of Australia were founded.

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