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Don Dunstan

1973-1975 (printed 2005)
Anthony Browell

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 30.3 cm x 40.3 cm, image: 24.4 cm x 34.4 cm)

Don Dunstan AC QC (1926-1999) was Labor Premier of South Australia from 1967 to 1968 and 1970 to 1979. During his premierships, South Australia was in the vanguard of social and political reform in this country, introducing much progressive legislation pertaining to sex discrimination, Aboriginal rights, decriminalisation of homosexuality, industrial relations, environmental conservation, and electoral reform. It was also at this time that Adelaide's Festival of the Arts became a cultural event of international stature. On one occasion Dunstan wore pink shorts in Parliament as a symbol of his commitment to change. This piece of frivolity notwithstanding, he revitalised State politics and was a major influence on later State Labor premiers.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005
© Anthony Browell

Artist and subject

Anthony Browell (age 28 in 1973)

Don Dunstan AC QC (age 47 in 1973)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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