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Betty in a door way

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Picture of a rally which Betty Zingara Smith attended. Note sign which says "More Govt £sd for retarded children" - both use of retarded dates the photo and the more contemporary (cynical?) eye might read it as the Government handing out…

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Henry Baynton Somer ‘Jo’ Gullett AM MC (1914-1999), soldier, politician, ambassador, farmer and author, was the son of Sir Henry Gullett, who was one of the Australian official historians of the First World War. Born in London, Jo spent his youth…

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Herbert Vere Evatt (1894–1965) was a Labor politician, judge, historian and statesman. In 1930, aged 36, Evatt became the youngest judge ever appointed to the High Court of Australia. Elected to Federal Parliament in 1940, he held the seat of…

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Anne wearing a very large hat at a University demonstration, Brisbane.

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The Rt Hon Sir Garfield Barwick AK GCMG KC (1903–97) was Chief Justice of Australia from 27 April 1964 to 11 February 1981 – the longest serving Chief Justice of Australia. Barwick grew up in impoverished circumstances in the then-slum suburb of…

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Picture from the Moratorium Demonstration in Brisbane on May 8 1970

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Picture from the Moratorium Demonstration in Brisbane on May 8 1970

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Indigenous men at a land rights rally in Brisbane 1971

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Rt Hon. Sir Robert Gordon Menzies KT AK CH PC QC (1894 - 1978) was Prime Minister of Australia for a record total of 19 years: from 1939 to 1941 and 1949 to 1966. Born in Jeparit, Victoria, Menzies attended school in Ballarat and studied at Melbourne…
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