On Monday Old Parliament House, Canberra will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gough Whitlam's birth and the launch of Not Just For This Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered, edited by Wendy Guest and Gary Gray.
Award-winning journalist Laura Tingle will discuss Gough's legacy with former Liberal Minister and Father of the House Philip Ruddock, the last MP to have served in the Whitlam years, and Gary Gray, former National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party, Minister and Member for Brand.
The book commemorates Gough's life through the words of MPs, Senators and the men & women of Australia, plus the eulogies from his State Memorial Service. Seven themes capture the essence of Gough's life of service: transformation; belonging; courage; equality; enlarging, comrades and grace, with chapter introductions by Laurie Oakes, Anita Heiss, Geraldine Doogue, Tim Soutphommasane, Don Watson, Patricia Hewitt and Nicholas Whitlam.
- When: Monday, 11 July 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
- Where: Member's Dining Room 3 - Old Parliament House, Canberra Queen Victoria Terrace entrance
For more information and to book your spot head to moadoph.gov.au/events/gough-s-100th-birthday-party/