Community Notice - Condolences for Gough Whitlam

  • Media Release

23 October 2014

On Tuesday 21 October 2014, the Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, 21st Prime Minister of Australia, passed away.

Gough was a giant of the Labor party and political life in Australia and devoted his life to public service. He redefined Australia through his relentless pursuit of social justice and leaves a long legacy of accessible education, affordable health care, and indigenous recognition in Australia.

Thousands of Novocastrians will feel his loss, and I join them in expressing my deep condolence.

Newcastle residents are invited to offer their condolences to the Whitlam family by leaving a message in a condolence book at my electorate office or online at

All messages will be compiled and forwarded to the Whitlam Family.

For more information on the condolences or to share your message, visit Sharon Claydon MP Newcastle Electorate Office, 427 Hunter Street, Newcastle or call 4926 1555.

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