Gough Whitlam and the ‘grounds’ for a University of Western Sydney
Dr Mark Hutchinson | The Whitlam Legacy vol 1
Hutchinson delicately weaves a tapestry that draws together the modern University of Western Sydney, Gough’s philosophical roots and his vision for ‘liberating the talents and uplifting the horizons of the Australian people’: none more so than his own constituents across Sydney’s greater west. He describes his paper as an ‘act of remembering’ in which he approaches Gough Whitlam’s contribution to the founding of the University of Western Sydney as a ‘process of intellectual archaeology’. His archaeological dig has proved to be a rich and rewarding one!