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The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century

BY The Whitlam Institute | 19-May-2016
Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, but before that, the Australian nation shaped him. We're exploring the man behind the legacy - from the bright schoolboy growing up in a fledgling Canberra to the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, to the young father eating spag Bol with his family on the urban fringe...
Venue: Margaret Whitlam Galleries
Address: The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, Rydalmere
Date: 9 June - 23 September 2016
Time: Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 9 July 2016 11am - 4pm.
Ticket: FREE
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"Nothing in politics grows in a vacuum…I realise I am but a child of my age." – Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, but before that, the Australian nation shaped him.

The first five decades of the 20th century were a time of extraordinary social and political change in Australia. Much of the legacy of progressive reform Gough Whitlam bequeathed to Australia has its origins in his life experience through this time of change.

This exhibition, which marks the centenary of Gough Whitlam's birth, tells the story of the man behind that legacy – the bright Canberra schoolboy obsessed with Greek myths, the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, and the young father starting a family on the urban fringe.

Admission: Free admission to the Female Orphan School and the The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in his century exhibition.

Exhibition dates: 9 June - 23 September 2016

Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 9 July 2016 11am - 4pm.

Location: The exhibition is presented in the historic Female Orphan School (Building EZ) on Western Sydney University's Parramatta South campus.

For more information check out: http://bit.ly/WayoftheReformer