It's sadly very closed now, but on Australia Day 1975, PM Gough Whitlam (with wife Margaret on his right, holding a hat) opened "Old Sydney Town" at Somersby, north of Sydney. Well I was there, and I took a few pictures. This one survives. Amazing how close you could get to the Prime Minister back then, eh?
(Somersby was then in contention as a site for Sydney's "2nd" airport, of course.) Whitlam later joked with some irony (whilst opening the Lachlan Vintage Village at Forbes) that "somehow people have got the idea that I like history and ruins", or words to that effect.
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