John Gorton John Gorton

John Gorton, 1968–71

Defence Portfolios

  • Minister for Defence, March–August 1971

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  • [Records of the Official Historian Peter Edwards – A Nation at War – Source material. Working notes/research material:] Papers from Prime Minister's Department Files 1969. Includes papers on the White paper on student dissent, Gorton's 1969 election policy speech, his press conferences and letters to him concerning Vietnam
    AWM263, D/1/30

  • [Records of the Official Historian Peter Edwards – A Nation at War – Source material. Working notes/research material:] Papers from Prime Minister's Department Files 1968 on diplomatic issues including Gorton's New Zealand and Southeast Asia visits, SEATO and ANZUS meetings, the attack on HMAS Hobart and [Minister for External Affairs] Paul Hasluck's overseas visits
    AWM263, D/1/28

  • Secret statements on war situation: 1) Prime Minister's address to State Premiers, 3 Feb 1943; 2) Prime Minister's statement in secret session, 20 Feb 1942; Notes for Prime Minister on war situation, Feb 1942
    AWM123, 151

Keywords: Gorton, John Gorton, J G Gorton, John Grey Gorton
Location: Australian War Memorial
Reference numbers: AWM263

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