Gough Whitlam on the Marbles

Posted on: October 29, 2014 by

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam passed away last week at the age of 98. He had served as Prime Minister between 1972 to 1975, during a turbulent period of Australia’s history.

He had also spoken at an Institute of Art and Law event in 2001 on the topic of the Parthenon (or Elgin) Marbles. He was in favour of their return to Greece. His opinions on the matter are recounted here.