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Gough Whitlam Essay Research Notes

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Edward Gough Whitlam served as the 21st Prime Minister of Australia. •Labour Party to power at the 1972 election
Retained government at the 1974 election
Dismissed by Gov Gen Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis •Whitlam remains the only prime minister to have his commission terminated in that manner. •Whitlam entered Parliament in 1952 as an ALP member of the house of rep •1916 he was elected deputy leader of the ALP

In 1967, after party leader Arthur Calwell retired
Whitlam led labour to victory at the 1970 election after 23 years of liberal-country coalition government •Edward Gough Whitlam was born on 11 July 1916
Kew, a suburb of Melbourne
Older of two children he has a younger sister, Freda
Born to Martha and Fred Whitlam
His father was a federal public servant, later served as Commonwealth Crown Solicitor, involvement in human rights issues •Powerful influence on his son
Maternal grandfather was also named Edward, from early childhood he was called by his middle name •Lived first in the North Shore suburb of Mosman and then in Turramurra. •Gough began his education at Chatswood Church of England Girls School •He attended School and Knox Grammar School, in the suburbs of Sydney •In 1927 fired Whitlam was promoted and the job moved the family to Canberra •Gough Whitlam remains the only Prime Minister to have spent his formative years in Canberra •Whitlam enrolled at St. Paul's College at the University of Sydney at the age of 18 •After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with second-class honours in Classics, Whitlam remained at St. Paul's to begin his law studies

Edward Gough Whitlam was born on 11th July 1916. He is well known as Gough Whitlam, Australian politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. In 1972 he led the Labor Party into government after a period of 23 years of conservative (against reform and progress) government in Australia. •Major Policies


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