Whitlam, Gough

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Whitlam, Gough Gender: M
Edward Gough Whitlam
born on 11 July 1916 at 07:20 (= 07:20 AM )
Place Kew, Australia, 37s49, 145e02
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°14' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°27 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 13°19'

Gough Whitlam


Australian politician who was the 21st prime minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. He was the longest-serving federal leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). He was notable for being the head of a reformist and socially progressive administration that extraordinarily ended with his removal as prime minister after controversially being dismissed by the governor-general of Australia, Sir John Kerr, at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Whitlam is the only Australian prime minister to have been removed from office.

Whitlam joined the ALP in 1945 and on 29 November 1952 won the federal seat of Werriwa. 7 March 1960 he was elected Deputy leader of the Labor Party and on 27 April 1966, failed in a leadership challenge against Arthur Calwell. On 8 February 1967 he was elected ALP leader and on 25 October 1969 was defeated by John Gorton in the federal election.

On 2 December 1972 Whitlam became the first Labor Prime Minster in 23 years. He was the first Australian PM to make a visit to China, on 31 October 1973, and was re-elected on 18 May 1974. After the Senate blocked supply, he and his government were dismissed on 11 November 1975 and on 13 December 1975, Malcolm Fraser's Liberals swept into power. Whitlam resigned from Parliament on 31 July 1978 and he was appointed ambassador to UNESCO on 4 May 1983. Whitlam published "The Truth of the Matter" in 1979.

Whitlam served in the RAAF during WW II and passed the Bar in 1947. He married Margaret Dovey on 22 April 1942; three sons, one daughter.

Gough Whitlam died aged 98 in the morning of 21 October 2014 at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney.

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  • associate relationship with Hawke, Bob (born 9 December 1929)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Bjelke-Petersen, Joh (born 13 January 1911). Notes: Political opponent
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Fraser, Malcolm (born 21 May 1930). Notes: Political opponent


  • Relationship : Marriage 22 April 1942 (Margaret Dovey)
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  • Social : Joined group 1945 (Joined the ALP political party)
  • Social : End a program of study 1947 (Passed the bar exam)
  • Work : Gain social status 29 November 1952 (Elected into the federal seat of Werriwa)
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  • Work : New Job 7 March 1960 (Elected Deputy leader of the Labor Party)
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  • Work : Lose social status 27 April 1966 (Lost againse Arthur Calwell)
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  • Work : Lose social status 25 October 1969 (Defeated against John Gorton)
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  • Work : Gain social status 2 December 1972 (Labour Prime Minister)
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  • Work : Gain social status 18 May 1974 (Reelected P.M.)
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  • Work : Lose social status 11 November 1975 (Malcolm Fraser's Liberal Party takes over power)
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  • Work : Retired 31 July 1978 (Resigned from Parliament)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1979 (Book released)
  • Work : New Job 4 May 1983 (Appointed Ambassador to UNESCO)
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  • Death of Mate 17 March 2012 (His wife Margaret Whitlam)
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Source Notes

Dennis Sutton givies a rectified time of 7:19:32 AM from unspecified data stated by his family, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996.

Sy Scholfield confirms date and place of birth from birth notice: "WHITLAM (nee Maddocks). - On the 11th July, at "Ngara," Rowland-street, East Kew, to Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Whitlam - a son (Edward Gough)." (The Age/The Argus, 22 July 1916, p. 1). [1]


  • Traits : Body : Size (1.94m / 6ft 4in)
  • Traits : Personality : Idealist (Visionary)
  • Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (4 Children)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Flight Lieutenant, World War II)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Ambassador to UNESCO)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Australian Prime Minister)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Labor Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Prime Minister)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction