Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Australia's 21st Prime Minister Gough Whitlam died today. He was 98

Just another politician you say?

For some maybe, but for me and many others, he was a man who made an enormous difference to this country

He was only Prime Minister for three short years and while those years have been described as chaotic, they also saw a lot of social change take place in this country

He was married to Margaret for almost 70 years...she died a few years back and as Malcolm Turnbull said today, at least now they will no longer be apart

I met him once, way back in the 1990's. he was gracious and funny, while I was nervous and almost speechless.

Thanks for everything Gough...you made a heck of a difference