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Gough Whitlam - farewell to a great Australian

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 22 October 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Flowers on the steps of Old Parliament House in tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

As one of the tribute cards reads: "Farewell to a great reformer. Farewell to a truly great Australian. Gough Whitlam's legacy lives on!"

Mr Whitlam died Tuesday at age 98. Although he was only Prime Minister for a short time, he gave the nation a new destiny. He introduced long overdue social reforms and gave the country a new vitality and focus.

Recent governments have overturned some of his reforms (such as free university education). However, his legacy is eternal in culture and the arts.

You can read Gough Whitlam's obituary here.

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Focales from France

Very nice tribute

22 Oct 2014 6:11am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel hommage rendu.
A bientôt.)

22 Oct 2014 7:59am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Bel hommage.

22 Oct 2014 8:12am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un superbe hommage à ce grand homme! J'aime beaucoup le cadrage!

22 Oct 2014 8:46am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Very nice tribute ...!

22 Oct 2014 9:10am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Loire Atlantique Pays de l, France

Un très bel hommage pour ce grand homme.

22 Oct 2014 9:22am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice tribute.

22 Oct 2014 10:09am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An image that shows a tribute ... Rest in peace!

22 Oct 2014 10:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

I bow to him....A beutiful pictoral tribute....You did well Stephen...

22 Oct 2014 11:02am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Best thinking and tribute

22 Oct 2014 12:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

An excellent tribute to a great soul. Beautifully done. :)

22 Oct 2014 12:29pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A beautiful tribute!

22 Oct 2014 2:16pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful tribute !

22 Oct 2014 2:56pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a nice tribute shot Stephen

22 Oct 2014 3:13pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

PS. We could do with another shot of that in the UK right now

22 Oct 2014 3:14pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

A nice tribute photo.

22 Oct 2014 5:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great tribute to someone who has done so much for so many!!

22 Oct 2014 6:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine tribute to this farsighted politician. They are in such short supply these days at least here.

22 Oct 2014 7:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a lovely tribute. From the image, he really cared about the people and improvement of society in general.

23 Oct 2014 12:04am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


23 Oct 2014 9:14am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Bel hommage.
Je suis de tout coeur et compatis avec la nation Australienne.

24 Oct 2014 4:58am

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