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‘Have you met the Whitlams?’: growing up as Gough’s neighbour

She didn’t know it at the time, but an eight-year-old’s life was set to change irrevocably when Gough Whitlam moved into her south-western Sydney street in 1957.

The man who would become the most visionary and polarising political leader in Australia relocated his family from Cronulla in Sydney’s south to a four-bedroom, architect-designed modernist brick house in Albert Street, Cabramatta.

  • Christine Sykes
  • The Age

It was 1957, and their house was on the part of the street where …

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