Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975, passed on earlier this morning. According to his four children: Catherine, Stephen, Nicholas and Antony, he is to have “a private cremation and a public memorial service.”
Known for pushing a political system to its limits, he has inspired leagues of individuals and is historically one of the pivotal characters in the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis often recognized as the Dismissal.
Gough Whitlam died at age 98, early this morning.
By Garrett Jutte