...All of us are diminished...
Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister of Australia, 1972-1975:
'All of us are diminished while Aboriginal peoples are denied their rightful place in this nation. ...Australia's treatment of her Aboriginal people will be the thing upon which the rest of the world will judge Australia and Australians not just now, but in the greater perspective of history.'
Keywords: Australia, Australian International Relations, Australian Labor Party, Whitlam, Gough, 1972
ALP Policy speech for the federal election, by Gough Whitlam 13 Nov 1972. Still: Gough Whitlam pours handful of sand into hand of Vincent Lingiarri, upon return of land to the Gurindji tribe, 13th Nov 1972. Courtesy of AIATSIS.
Author: Strelein, Lisa
Source: Whitlam, Gough