Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Tomorrow, July 11, will be the 98th birthday of Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC.
To mark the day, I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect upon these two iconic photographs to remind ourselves of the great hope that he represented to many Australians.
Launch of ALP 1972 election campaign. Photo: Rick Stevens
Gough Whitlam pouring soil into the hands of Vincent Lingiari in 1975. Photo: Merv Bishop (suggested by Nugget Coombs).
It is said that hope springs eternal.
While not eternal, at 98, Gough Whitlam has had a bloody good crack at it!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Whitlam.