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Image John Gorton, prime minister 1968-71

TLF ID M006948

This is a black-and-white photograph of John Gorton, Australia's nineteenth prime minister. It shows him talking with troops at Nui Dat, South Vietnam, in June 1968.





Educational details

Educational value
  • Gorton was the only senator ever sworn in as prime minister. Holding with tradition, he resigned as senator, contested Harold Holt's electorate of Higgins in a by-election and won, achieving 68 per cent of the vote. Gorton had a keen interest in defence matters given his experience as an RAAF pilot.
  • Gorton'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

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  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Name: Department of Information
  • Organization: Department of Information
  • 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
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © 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.