Selection of photographs from the release of the 1977 Cabinet records

This selection of photographs was published to coincide with the release of the 1977 Cabinet records of the Fraser government. The photographs, which depict some key events of the period, are in the National Archives’ collection.

Please cite the National Archives of Australia if you reproduce any of these images.

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    A miner at Peak Downs Coal Mine, Queensland
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    Computers at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
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    Escarpment country near the Ranger uranium deposit, Northern Territory
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    Galarrwuy Yunupingu at the presentation of the Yirrkala petition
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    Life in a lighthouse off southern Tasmania
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    Josephine Zammit, member of the first Australian Ethnic Affairs Council
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    ‘Norm’, the leisure-loving star of the fitness campaign ‘Life. Be in it’
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    NSW Police Rescue at work following the Granville rail disaster
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    Crowds outside the Sydney Opera House during the Royal Tour
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    Phil Lynch, John Howard and John Carrick at Government House
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    Greeting Robert Muldoon, Prime Minister of New Zealand
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    Meeting HR Dharsono, the Secretary-General of ASEAN
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    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip speak to well-wishers
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    Don Chipp, Democrats leader, at the Tally Room on election night
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    Vietnamese refugees arriving in Darwin in small boats
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    Prince Charles with Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum on the ABC music show Countdown
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    The Queen with cricketers Dennis Lillee and Australian captain Greg Chappell
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    Bill Hayden replaced Gough Whitlam as Leader of the Australian Labor Party
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    Governor-General John Kerr with former Prime Minister Robert Menzies
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    Douglas Nicholls, the South Australian Governor who resigned months later
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