Whitlam stepped down after losing again at the 1977 election, retiring from Parliament in Upon the election of the Hawke Government in he was appointed as the Australian Ambassador to UNESCO, and remained active in public life well into his nineties.
One Of Australia's Greatest Prime Ministers Gough Whitlam Dead At 98
Two famous Australian Prime Ministers. On left, Prime Minister Harold Holt, Australia's 17th Prime Minister who went missing in 1967 while swimming. His body never found leading to conspiracy theories ranging from murder to alien abduction & kidnap by the Chinese. On right, Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest serving Prime Minister (18 years), who in 1939 had the "melancholy duty" to tell the country that "Australia is at war".