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Bob Hawke at a Dismissal rally in Canberra

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Title: Bob Hawke at a Dismissal rally in Canberra
Date: 1975
Keywords: protest, Dismissal, Whitlam, politics, people, unions, Constitution, Parliament, Bob Hawke, Kerr, activism, Australian Council of Trade Unions
Record creator: Australian Information Service
Reference: A6135, K14/11/75/40

Bob Hawke at a Dismissal rally in Canberra, 1975


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This is a colour photograph that shows Bob Hawke, then President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and National President of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), speaking at a rally to protest the dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The photograph was taken on the lawns outside (Old) Parliament House in Canberra on 12 November 1975, the day after the dismissal. Dismissed prime minister Gough Whitlam is on the right of the frame, partly obscured by a loudspeaker.

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