Abiding Interests by Gough Whitlam ( Signed Copy)


Illustrated with b&w photographs. Includes appendices, endnotes, plus index. With a foreword by the author. From rear cover (in part): “When he became Prime Minister in December 1972 Gough Whitlam was the first Labor Prime Minister for 23 years. Within days he had abolished conscription, withdrawn the remaining Australian troops from Viet Nam, negotiated diplomatic relations with China and initiated Federal aid to State and church schools and land rights for Aborigines. His Government established the Australia Council, the National Gallery and the Film Commission and sponsored the first national legislation on human rights, heritage and the environment. It abolished tertiary fees, introduced Medibank and reduced tariffs. Gough Whitlam resigned from Parliament in 1978 to become the first National Fellow at the Australian National University. He was a visiting professor at Harvard. He was ambassador to Unesco from 1983 to 1986 and has continued to campaign for Australia’s complete adherence to UN, Unesco and ILO conventions. He chaired the National Gallery Council and the Australia-China Council. In this new book, completed after his 80th birthday, he covers his activities after Parliament”. Gough Whitlam (1916-2014), was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 5 December 1972 to 11 November 1975.


A paperback edition, signed and dedicated by the author on the title page in black ink.

The front cover is illustrated with a photograph of Gough Whitlam. ” To Chichester. With all good wishes. Gough Whitlam”

There is some foxing and toning throughout but the text and photographs are clear and legible. There is some tearing and rubbing to the edges of the cover. There is some fading to the front edge of the cover close to the spine.

Publisher: University of Queensland Press.

Publication Date: 1997.

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