On the very date of the 50th anniversary of the election of the Whitlam Government, this roundtable will discuss and debate the cultural significance of their landmark election in 1972 – and how an ‘everyday icon’ like Whitlam has continued to bear on Australian culture today.
Participants include Mehreen Faruqi, Valerie Harwood, Eric Sidoti, Esther Anatolitis.
The roundtable will be chaired by Professor Anna Hickey-Moody.
9:15-10:30am Friday 2 December 2022
Part of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference within the Congress of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
IMAGE: Gough Whitlam with Patricia “Little Pattie” Amphlett OAM at the launch of the It’s Time campaign on 13 November 1972.