Verity Hewitt: a remarkable woman's journey

By Robert Lehane
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:08pm, first published November 14 2017 - 12:59pm

Was a complaint by a young teacher, Verity Hewitt, to her headmaster at Telopea Park School the reason Gough Whitlam's father decided in late 1931 to move the cheeky 15-year-old to Canberra Grammar? Whitlam wasn't her most teasing pupil, Hewitt recalled many years later, but she may have made a passing remark about his behaviour, which perhaps the headmaster passed on to his father.

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