WHITLAM, GOUGH

WHITLAM, GOUGH

When you are faced with an impasse you have got to crash through or you’ve got to crash.

WHITLAM, GOUGH

WHITLAM, GOUGH – Gurindji Land Ceremony Speech, 16 August 1975

Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever.

WHITLAM, GOUGH - Gurindji Land Ceremony Speech, 16 August 1975

WHITLAM, GOUGH – on the death of his wife Margaret

She was a remarkable person and the love of my life. We were married for almost 70 years. She encouraged and sustained me and our four children, their families and many other people in a life full of engagement with Australians from all walks of life.

WHITLAM, GOUGH - on the death of his wife Margaret

WHITLAM, GOUGH

Well may we say: ‘God save the Queen’, for nothing will save the Governor General.

WHITLAM, GOUGH

WHITLAM, GOUGH

I have more influence now than when I had the power.

WHITLAM, GOUGH

WHITLAM, GOUGH

Punters know the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag Self-Interest always runs a good race.

WHITLAM, GOUGH