Harold Edward Holt, CH (5 August 1908 – 17 December 1967) was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia.  His term as Prime Minister was brought to an early and dramatic end in December 1967 when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea, Victoria, and was presumed drowned.

On Sunday, December the Prime Minister of what was then the wealthiest nation on Earth disappeared off of the coast of Cheviot Beach, Portsea, Victoria in the southeast of Australia.

William Morris "Billy" Hughes, CH, KC, (25 September 1862 – 28 October 1952), Australian politician, was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia from 1915 to 1923.

William Morris "Billy" Hughes, CH, KC, September 1862 – 28 October Australian politician, was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia from 1915 to

Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny. In this fiery speech that has been reported around the world , Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard accuses Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of sexism and misogyny.

Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny. In this fiery speech that has been reported around the world , Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard accuses Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of sexism and misogyny. This is an amazing speech.

US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra - 2012

US President Barack Obama and then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra - 2012

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, FAA, FRS, QC (20 December 1894 – 15 May 1978) was an Australian politician and the 12th and longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia, Austral Temple Lodge No. 110, VC.

Sir Robert Menzies - Prime Minister of Australia serving a total of 18 years, he was Australia's longest serving Prime Minister.

Australian Prime Minister John Curtin meets US General Douglas McArthur.

Prime Minister Curtin, meeting with US General Douglas Macarthur, upon his arrival to command the Pacific Theatre of World War Two from Sydney.

Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (pron.: /ˈɡɒf ˈwɪtləm/ goff wit-ləm), served as the 21st Prime Minister of Australia. Whitlam led the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to power at the 1972 election and retained government at the 1974 election, before being dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Whitlam remains the only Prime Minister to have his commission terminated in that manner.

Whitlam's words and wisdom: 11 memorable quotes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New year's honours list: Queen Elizabeth II awarded former Australian Prime Minister John Howard an Order of Merit in 2012.

New year's honours list: Queen Elizabeth II awarded former Australian Prime Minister John Howard an Order of Merit in

Australian soldiers carry 'the little digger' (Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes) along George Street, Sydney in triumph after the Prime Minister returned from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 (Australian National Archives)

Australian soldiers carry 'the little digger' (Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes) along George Street, Sydney in triumph after the Prime Minister returned from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 (Australian National Archives)

1997 - Australian Prime Minister John Howard greets Baroness Margaret Thatcher in London.

1997 - Australian Prime Minister John Howard greets Baroness Margaret Thatcher in London.

Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt (right) and his wife Zara with the Duke of Edinburgh in Canberra, 1967.

Prince Philip meets Prime Minister Harold Holt in March 1967 and his wife Zara at The Lodg.

Mervyn Bishop (Australian, b.1945)  Prime Minister Gough Whitlam Pours Soil Into The Hand Of Traditional Land Owner Vincent Linginari, 1975/c1991. Silver gelatin photograph, titled, dated (twice) and signed in pencil verso, 30.8 x 30.3cm. Slight crinkles to image, tear to lower margin and minor wear to edges.   Bishop was commissioned by the Department Aboriginal Affairs to document this historic event of handing back the land to the Indigenous people.

Mervyn Bishop (Australia ) Language group Northern Riverine region Title Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory Year 1975 printed 1999 Media Photograph Medium type photograph

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