Whitlam: He was lordly and haughty, mean and petty, magnificent and extraordinarily generous

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:02pm, first published October 21 2014 - 11:30pm

One of the occasional humiliations of working as a reporter for The Canberra Times during the Whitlam years arose because Canberra did not have self-government, and that many minor matters of interest solelyto the people of Canberra had to be slipped in Whitlam Cabinet agendas alongside great matters of state, likely to be the lead items in tomorrow's newspapers, even this one.

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