Whitlam’s condolences

Title:
Whitlam’s condolences
NFSA ID:
18105
Year:
1967
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
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In this Nine News footage from 1967, Opposition Leader Gough Whitlam extends his condolences to Harold Holt's wife and family.

Whitlam was elected leader of the Australian Labor Party following the landslide 1966 victory by the Harold Holt-led Coalition which precipitated Labor leader Arthur Calwell's retirement from politics. Holt's successor, William McMahon, led the Coalition to the 1972 Federal election where they were defeated by Whitlam's Labor Party after 23 years of unbroken Coalition rule.