Historical information

Gough Whitlam was the ALP Prime Minister of Australia from 1972-1975. It was the first ALP government since Ben Chifley's government was defeated in 1951. The book is an historical account of the Whitlam government years.

Whitlam was dismissed, in controversial circumstances, by the governor general (Sir John Kerr) and Malcolm Fraser (Liberal Opposition Leader) was appointed as caretaker Prime Minister.. This was an unprecedented action. A federal election followed soon after in which the Whitlam government was defeated.


Federal political history.

Physical description

Book; 536 pages.

Dustjacket: green background; black and white picture of Gough Whitlam with microphone; white lettering; author's name and title.

Cover: green background; gold lettering; author's name and title.