Whitlam Institute

PM Collection

Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection


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.


Recently added:


Our thanks to Jim Spigelman who recently sat down with Chair of the Whitlam Institute John Faulkner to donate a number of papers from his time as Senior Advisor and Principal Private Secretary to Gough.


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’s notes in the margin. 
The collection is housed at the Whitlam Institute and available for research by appointment.
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Donate to the Collection

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

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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Collection Highlights