Gough Whitlam

Inside ex-prime minister’s rundown homeInside ex-prime minister’s rundown home

PHOTO: A Sydney home once owned by Australia’s most famous prime minister has been listed for sale – but pictures show the historic house has fallen sadly into disrepair.

  • Home owned by Gough Whitlam during prime ministership has hit the market 
  • Whitlam sold the house the year he quit politics and it has fallen into disrepair
  • Property has cracked cupboards, a stagnant pool and overgrown gardens

A dilapidated home once owned by one of Australia’s most famous prime ministers has been listed for sale.

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was controversially sacked from office by then-Governor-General John Kerr during Australia’s constitutional crisis in 1975.

Mr Whitlam owned an architect-designed four-bedroom home at Cabramatta, in Sydney’s south-west, at the time of his historic ousting – known in Australian political circles as ‘The Dismissal’.

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam gave Australia free healthcare, free education, Aboriginal land rights and ended conscription before he was sacked in 1975. He is pictured with his late wife Margaret Whitlam in 2001

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam gave Australia free healthcare, free education, Aboriginal land rights and ended conscription before he was sacked in 1975. He is pictured with his late wife Margaret Whitlam in 2001

The once-trim gardens are now overgrown and neglected and the historic house is being sold as a deceased estate.

But the original wallpaper, fireplaces and appliances all still remain.

Ray White Canterbury director Manuel Roussakis has listed the 670sqm property at No. 32 Albert Street – saying the house is a ‘true slice of Australian history’, according to realestate.com.au.

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