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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:44 pm

This week’s Continuing Crisis column for The Bulletin mentions Chris Amon, Sir Monocle Top Hat, Sir Monocle’s idle playboy son Faberge, Gough Whitlam, Tirath Khemlani, and Fleetwood Mac. It’s part of The Bulletin’s 1975 anniversary celebrations. Here’s Laurie Oakes:

I was snatching a quick lunch at Canberra’s Lobby Restaurant when the phone call came. “The GG’s sacked Gough.” That was all, but it was plenty. Without paying the bill, I dashed out and ran the couple of hundred metres to old Parliament House. Even 30 years ago, the sight of Oakes at full gallop was spectacular enough to alert other journalists to the fact that something was up.

More about that momentous day:

On November 11, 1975, one of Australia’s great statesmen – a colossus who defined the idealism of his era, and whose words are quoted to this day – stood before a roaring crowd outside Parliament House and spoke with characteristic power and grace.

That man, of course, was Norman Gunston.

Click around for other wide-lapel items, including the 1975 quiz.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/01/2005 at 07:52 PM
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