Some time ago I was asked to support in the evaluation of these outstanding Diplomatic Passport Collection of Gough and Margaret Whitlam – Ex-Prime Minister of Australia 1972-1975. It is fantastic to see that the University of Western Sidney – Whitlam Institute is bringing this collection to the public . It was my great pleasure to be part of this project. I wish more organizations world wide would handle such significant documents like it was done here. Please enjoy the article and the gallery. Thank you Adrienne (Valuer of manuscripts & art) and Lorraine (whitlam.org) for the collaboration.
The Whitlam passports have been donated by the Whitlam Family as part of the University of Western Sydney’s Whitlam Institute collection of material from the life and times of the Hon Gough Whitlam, AC QC former Prime Minister of Australia from 5 December 1972 to 11 November 1975. The passports are mainly from the time when Mr Whitlam was based in Paris as Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Hon EG Whitlam AC QC (Aug 1983 to October 1986) and as Member of the UNESCO Board, Hon EG Whitlam AC QC (October 1985 – November 1989).