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She didn’t know it at the time, but an eight-year-old’s life was set to change irrevocably when Gough Whitlam moved into her south-western Sydney street in 1957.

The man who would become the most visionary and polarising political leader in Australia relocated his family from Cronulla in Sydney’s south to a four-bedroom, architect-designed modernist brick house in Albert Street, Cabramatta. It was 1957, and their house was on the part of the street where new houses with kerbs and guttering were replacing the vineyards and market gardens.

Read the full article here: Sydney Morning Herald – Good Weekend