Collette cartoon, Melbourne Herald, June 30, 1975.
Editorial from The Australian, June 30, 1975: “Bass Thumps Whitlam”
Front page of The Australian newspaper, June 30, 1975, following the Bass by-election.
Front page of Melbourne’s Sunday Observer, June 29, 1975, following the ALP’s massive defeat in the Bass by-election.
Politically Speaking column by Laurie Oakes, Melbourne Sun, June 28, 1975.
“You are a disgrace to your profession,” Mr. Whitlam told the Launceston school teacher, whilst campaigning for the Bass by-election.
It may surprise Malcolm Fraser’s contemporary acolytes but back in 1975 he was opposed to one-vote-one-value in electoral boundaries.
An opinion poll in the Melbourne Herald gives an indication of the electoral disaster looming for the Whitlam government.
Paul Kelly was more on the mark in his assessment of the implications of the impending Bass by-election.
Journalists were slow to see the anti-Labor landslide coming in the Bass by-election.