• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0100

Whitlam, Margaret Elaine

(1919 – 2012)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 19 November, 1919, Bondi New South Wales Australia
  • Died 17 March, 2012, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Journalist, Social worker, Sportswoman, Swimmer


Recognised as a National Living Treasure, Margaret Whitlam achieved public figure status after 1972 as the wife of Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. She was outspoken on many issues affecting women and was appointed to the National Advisory Committee for International Women’s Year in 1974.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Archives of Australia, National Office, Canberra
    • National Advisory Committee files, single number series with 'W/NAC' (Women's/National Advisory Committee) or 'NAC' prefix
  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Pat Richardson scrapbooks relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby and women's events, 1977-2002

Related entries

  • Sponsored
    • National Foundation for Australian Women (1989 - )
  • Membership
    • International Women's Year National Advisory Committee (1974 - 1976)
  • Related Organisations
    • Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) (1914 - )