Message from the Whitlam family

Gough Whitlam Memorial Appeal

The Whitlam Institute, which is located in the historic Female Orphan School on the Parramatta Campus of the University of Western Sydney, is central to Gough Whitlam's legacy.  It houses his personal and public papers in the Prime Ministerial Library, publishes research into contemporary solutions to the public policy issues Mr Whitlam identified as important, and holds lectures, seminars and other outreach programs in these areas.  It has also created an inter-active public exhibition of the Whitlam Government's work.

In addition to providing a physical location for his papers and other historic material, Gough Whitlam's vision was that the Whitlam Institute would be an active entity - a source of inspiration and encouragement to those who shared his ambitions for an equal, open, tolerant and independent Australia.

The Whitlam family suggest that those who wish to recognise Mr Whitlam's contribution to public life consider supporting the work of the Whitlam Institute by donating to the Gough Whitlam Memorial Appeal.

Donations to the Gough Whitlam Memorial Appeal can be made online at For inquiries call (02) 9685 9210.

Donations over $2.00 to the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney are tax deductible.

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