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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.

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

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

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin

(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

Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, 1975 (printed 2010)

Bill McAuley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC
The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC
The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC

The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC, 1980

Graeme Inson
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Margaret Whitlam
Margaret Whitlam
Margaret Whitlam

Margaret Whitlam, 2005

Sahlan Hayes
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, n.d.

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
Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, n.d.

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!
Gough... maintain the rage!
Gough... maintain the rage!

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 and Bob Hawke
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke

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

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam

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
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari

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

Mervyn Bishop
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2000

Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam
Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam
Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam

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

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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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