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Ozstranded podcast #221

Ozstranded podcast #221

Playing tracks by

The Whitlams, Fred Eaglesmith, Kasey Chambers, The Morning Night, The Trotskies and more.

This past week marked the passing of the 21st Prime Minister of Australia - Gough Whitlam. He was 98 years old. Gough was PM from 5 December 1972 – 11 November 1975. During this period he enacted a wide range of progressive policies, including free health care and university education, Aboriginal land rights and the establishment of the publicly-funded 2JJJ radio, which became the much-loved institution JJJ. He even inspired the formation of a band - The Whitlams, formed by songwriter/pianist Tim Freedman and friends in Sydney in 1992. We play three Whitlams song today, including their 'theme song' of sorts called 'Gough' which references the famous and controversial 'dismissal' of Gough as PM, by the Governor General, on Nov 11 1975.