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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.

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner

Portrait, encaustic on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Nicholas Whitlam, Head of the NSW Rural Bank Joe Greenberg
Nicholas Whitlam, Head of the NSW Rural Bank Joe Greenberg
Nicholas Whitlam, Head of the NSW Rural Bank Joe Greenberg

Nicholas Whitlam, Head of the NSW Rural Bank, Joe Greenberg

Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, fibre-tipped pen and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC, 1980 Graeme Inson
The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC, 1980 Graeme Inson
The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC, 1980 Graeme Inson

The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC, 1980 Graeme Inson

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Gough Whitlam, 1975 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley
Gough Whitlam, 1975 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley
Gough Whitlam, 1975 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Gough Whitlam, 1975 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Gough Whitlam Louis Kahan
Gough Whitlam Louis Kahan
Gough Whitlam Louis Kahan

Gough Whitlam, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gough... maintain the rage!, 1976 Frank Hinder
Gough... maintain the rage!, 1976 Frank Hinder
Gough... maintain the rage!, 1976 Frank Hinder

Gough... maintain the rage!, 1976 Frank Hinder

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Enid Hawkins 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gough Whitlam Louis Kahan
Gough Whitlam Louis Kahan
Gough Whitlam Louis Kahan

Gough Whitlam, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gough Whitlam, 2005 (printed 2015) Peter Brew-Bevan
Gough Whitlam, 2005 (printed 2015) Peter Brew-Bevan
Gough Whitlam, 2005 (printed 2015) Peter Brew-Bevan

Gough Whitlam, 2005 (printed 2015) Peter Brew-Bevan

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, 1975 Mervyn Bishop
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, 1975 Mervyn Bishop
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, 1975 Mervyn Bishop

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, 1975 Mervyn Bishop

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan
Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan
Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan

Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, 1975 Mervyn Bishop

A handful of sand

Magazine article by Ellen Kent, 2007

Ellen Kent examines the portrait of Vincent Lingiari and Prime Minister Gough Whitlam taken by photographer Mervyn Bishop.

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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.