Key events in the life of Gough Whitlam October 20, 2014 10.15pm EDT Charis Palmer, Emil Jeyaratnam, and Sarah Olle Authors Charis Palmer Deputy Editor/Chief of Staff Emil Jeyaratnam Multimedia Editor, The Conversation Sarah Olle Editor Partners View all partners Republish this article Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. A giant of his time. Paul Miller/AAP To navigate the timeline below, hover your mouse on the right (and on the left to move back). Gough Whitlam Timeline You might also like A reversion to imperial imbalance in the British-Australian relationship began with the Whitlam government’s election and ended with its dismissal. AAP/NAA Relics of colonialism: the Whitlam dismissal and the fight over the Palace letters Queen Elizabeth signs the visitors’ book at Parliament House, while Prime Minister Paul Keating and Parliament House officials look on in February 1992. National Archives of Australia Cabinet papers 1994-95: How the republic was doomed without a directly elected president Lionel Murphy, far right, sits beside Gough Whitlam at a media conference. The Australian The Lionel Murphy papers shed more light on a controversial life At a demonstration, Faith Bandler (right) and her daughter Lilon (2R) appeal to national unity as grounds for constitutional amendment. Aboriginal Studies Press ‘Right wrongs, write Yes’: what was the 1967 referendum all about?