The World: We Shall Chart a New Course

"Dressed in a dark blue suit and a blue and white striped shirt with matching handkerchief, Gough Whitlam looked like everyone's friendly neighborhood banker," TIME Sydney Bureau Chief Ed Ogle reported after an interview with the Australian Prime Minister. "When I told him that my first question was going to be about the future of Australia, he flashed a grin and quipped to his press secretary: 'Quick, get my papers on that.' But it was obvious as the interview progressed that Gough Whitlam needed no papers on Australia's future—or anything else."

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