Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

  • Gough Whitlam, the former prime minister of Australia and a legendary figure in the country’s politics, has died, according to media reports. He was 98.

    Announcing his death, his family said in a statement that he was a “source of inspiration” to them as well as to “millions of Australians.”

    Though Whitlam was prime minister for just three years, 1972-75, his controversial removal by the governor general and the far-reaching political and social changes introduced in his tenure made him one of the most important Australian leaders of the modern era.


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