Commemorative Gough Whitlam Oration photo gallery
Gough Whitlam's former speechwriter and confidant, Graham Freudenberg AM delivered the Commemorative Gough Whitlam Oration to a sold out St Kilda Town Hall on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
Mr Freudenberg's address, "Contemporary Relevance, Comrade: Gough Whitlam in the 21st Century", was the Whitlam Institute's first public event in Melbourne.
As speechwriter and trusted advisor to some of Australia's most influential leaders including Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke, Neville Wran and Bob Carr, Mr Freudenberg is uniquely placed to draw on our nation's political past to reflect on the present and paint a picture of future Australia.
Mr Freudenberg is the author of A Certain Grandeur - Gough Whitlam in Politics (1977); Cause for Power - the Centenary History of the NSW Labor Party (1991); A Figure of Speech (2005); and Churchill and Australia (2008).
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is a leading national centre for dialogue and debate on public policy. It is an independent think-tank for the people, working to ignite debate, strengthen discussion and enrich policy development in Australia.
Photos: Sally Tsoutas
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