|Photo: National Archives of Australia|
Today's memorial was the closest thing Australia would have to a US Presidential funeral. All seven living Prime Ministers were in attendance and large crowds gathered outside of the Town Hall to pay their respects. Two of the most celebrated eulogies were by actress Cate Blanchett, who spoke of how she has benefited from his policies, and Cape York Indigenous leader Noel Pearson, who spoke of Whitlam's vision for universal opportunity.
In addition, Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody sang "From Little Things, Big Things Grow" as a tribute.