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John Howard, Janette Howard and their children at the launch of the Liberal Party campaign for the 1987 federal election.

John Howard, Janette Howard and their children at the launch of the Liberal Party campaign for the 1987 federal election.


NAA: A6135, K30/9/87/25

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"... one of the greatest masters of popular oratory that this continent has seen ... There was a marvellous amount of human nature about [George] Reid."

Sydney Daily Telegraph, 1918