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Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection

The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection contains more than 35,000 wonderful objects that capture the essence of Gough Whitlam’s personality, his government, his public life, and his times. The collection is constantly growing as we attract new treasures that help us continually better understand Australia’s greatest reforming Prime Minister.

Explore the Collection

The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection contains more than 35,000 wonderful objects that capture the essence of Gough Whitlam’s personality, his government, his public life, and his times. The collection is constantly growing as we attract new treasures that help us continually better understand Australia’s greatest reforming Prime Minister.

 

Collection Highlights

 
 

Donate to the Collection

Do you have a story to tell about Gough Whitlam or the Whitlam Government?

Whether you have items to donate or a personal history you'd like to record, we'd love to hear from you.
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Visit A changing australia: the time of gough whitlam

Visit our on-site exhibition to explore the dramatic and transformative years of the Whitlam Government and see the many Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection items on display.
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Access the Collection Online

The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection has been largely digitised - which means you can search for everything from family photographs to original speeches with Gough Whitlam’s notes in the margin. 
The collection is housed at the Whitlam Institute and available for research by appointment.
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