If Gough Whitlam was still alive, what would the towering former Labor prime minister have made of a Canberra suburb named in his honour?
"He would of course say, 'well it's certainly appropriate ... it's about time," jokes Catherine Dovey, gazing over the rolling Molonglo Valley hills that will soon be transformed into a suburb carrying the name of her late father.
"But seriously, he would say it's appropriate not just for himself, but for his family - in particular his father.
"His father contributed a great deal to Canberra. He came here in 1927, he was Australia's solicitor-general and he dedicated his life to providing services to the national capital."
Ms Dovey and husband Kim Williams helped turn the first sod at Whitlam on Monday, officially marking the start of construction work on Canberra's newest suburb.
Situated to the north of Denman Propsect, Whitlam will include 2100 homes, growing the region's population by about 5000 people.
The ACT government intends to release 600 blocks to market in each of the next two financial years, with a further 900 to follow in 2021-22 and 2022-23.
The suburb will include a new government school and a park. About 600 homes are scheduled for completion by 2021.
Housing Minister Yvette Berry said the naming of the suburb in Mr Whitlam's honour was due recognition for the only prime minister to have been raised Canberra.
The Whitlams lived in Forrest, with young Gough studying at Telopea Park Intermediate High School and later Canberra Grammar School. As prime minister, Mr Whitlam resided at The Lodge from 1972 until he was dismissed by then-governor general John Kerr in 1975.
"The [suburb] is the perfect memory to his work and his life and this city as well," Ms Berry said on Monday.
"I cannot imagine a better place for people to be able to say, 'Wow, I'm going home to Whitlam'".
Canberra already has 16 suburbs named after former prime ministers; Barton, Deakin, Watson, Reid, Fisher, Cook, Hughes, Bruce, Scullin, Lyons, Page, Curtin, Fadden, Forde, Chifley and Holt.
Ms Dovey said naming the suburb in her father's honour would further reinforce his legacy in the national capital.
"It's the nice thing about Canberra. You drive around the city and significant figures in the nation's history are commemorated by having a road named after them, or in this case, a suburb," she said.
"That's a good thing I think. It encourages people to sometimes think and ask - who is that?".