Image William McMahon, prime minister 1971-72

TLF ID M006946

This is a black-and-white photograph of William McMahon, Australia's twentieth prime minister. It is an official photograph taken when he was treasurer.



Educational details

Educational value
  • McMahon became prime minister in early 1971 and stayed in office until the end of 1972 when his government lost the election.¬†During his tenure as prime minister, McMahon worked on such issues as withdrawing troops from Vietnam, Aboriginal land rights and delineating borders between Australia and Indonesia.
  • McMahon's educational resource page offers a variety of archival material such as letters, parliamentary documents, photographs and links to National Archives of Australia websites such as 'Australia's Prime Ministers'.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Description: author
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Image
Rights
  • ¬© Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.