Gough Whitlam

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Gough Whitlam
Date of birth11 July 1916
WifeMargaret Whitlam
PartyAustralian Labor Party
Prime Minister
From5 December 1972
To11 November 1975
SucceededWilliam McMahon
PrecededMalcolm Fraser

The Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam was Australian Labor Party Prime Minister of Australia between 1972 and 1975. In Australian political history, he is most famously associated with the events of 1975, when he was dismissed from office in a controversial move by the Governor General, Sir John Kerr,[1] following a parliamentary impasse with the Senate (which was at the time controlled by the Opposition).



  1. National Archives of Australia
Australian Prime Ministers
Edmund Barton (1901)

Alfred Deakin (1903, 1905, and 1909)
John Watson (1904)
George Reid (1904)
Andrew Fisher (1908, 1910, and 1914)
Joseph Cook (1913)
William Hughes (1915)

Stanley Bruce (1923)

James Scullin (1929)
Joseph Lyons (1932)
Earle Page (1939)
Robert Menzies (1939 and 1949)
Arthur Fadden (1941)
John Curtin (1941)

Francis Forde (1945)

Joseph Chifley (1945)
Harold Holt (1966)
John McEwen (1967)
John Gorton (1968)
William McMahon (1971)
Gough Whitlam (1972)

Malcolm Fraser (1975)

Robert Hawke (1983)
Paul Keating (1991)
John Howard (1996)
Kevin Rudd (2007)

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