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1975 Federal Election: Audio Clips From The Campaign

This is a selection of audio clips from the 1975 Federal Election campaign.

A more complete collection is available from the companion website,

Election Campaign

  • Nov 24: Whitlam’s Policy Speech – This speech was delivered at Melbourne’s Festival Hall and televised nationally. Full text and audio
  • Nov 24: The crowd chants We Want Gough
  • Nov 24: “Men and Women of Australia” – Whitlam’s Opening words
  • Nov 26: Fraser’s Policy Speech – The caretaker Prime Minister’s speech complete with interjectors.
  • Nov: Anthony’s Policy Speech – The National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister.
  • Turn On The Lights: The Liberal Party’s campaign song, performed by Renee Geyer. This song accompanied a television commercial which showed a montage of the Whitlam Government’s “three dark years” in office: Lionel Murphy’s ASIO raid, the Gair affair, unemployment, inflation, the loans affair, the sacking of Dr. Jim Cairns, industrial unrest, etc.
  • Nov 27: Whitlam comments on policies
  • Whitlam says it’s the first time the burglar has been made caretaker.
  • David Combe, ALP National Secretary, discusses the ALP’s mood.
  • David Combe discusses the Opinion Polls.
  • Whitlam talks about the coup.
  • Whitlam on education spending.
  • Whitlam on Fraser’s conduct.
  • Whitlam on 3-year parliamentary terms.
  • Whitlam talks about the crowds attending election meetings.
  • Whitlam speaks at Norwood High School in Melbourne.
  • Shirley Jacobs sings The Labor Way.
  • An election crowd chants We Want Gough.
  • Dec 09: Whitlam speaks at an election rally in Cronulla

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