Whitlam's speech recalled

On November 13, 1972 Gough Whitlam took the stage at Blacktown's Bowman Hall.

That day Mr Whitlam delivered the speech that changed a nation.

"The decision we will make for our country on December 2 is a choice between the past and the future. There are moments in history when the future of nations can be decided by a single decision. For Australia, this is such a time," he said at the time.

The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has booked the Bowman Hall on November 13 this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of this speech.

Special guests and performers include former prime minister Bob Hawke, lead singer of The Whitlams musician Tim Freedman, Chair of the Whitlam Institute Board John Faulkner, author Graham Freudenberg and Australian pop icon and member of the Whitlam Institute Board Patricia Amphlett OAM (Little Pattie) with the Campbelltown Performing Arts High School Choir

Individual tickets are $85, but why not get a group of friends together for a table of 10 or support the Whitlam Institute by taking a corporate table for $2000.

Ticket price includes dinner. Bar service available.

Registration is essential and tickets are limited.

Details: November 13, 6.30-10.30pm, Bowman Hall, Blacktown Civic Centre, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown. Contact: www.whitlam.org

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