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John Gorton

Personal data
Date of birth9 September 1911
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of death19 May 2002(age 90)
Place of deathSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
SpouseBettina Gorton
ChildrenJoanna, Michael and Robin
Military service
Years of service1940 - 1944
RankFlight Lieutenant
UnitNo. 61 Operational Training Unit RAF
No. 232 Squadron RAF
No. 77 Squadron RAAF
Battles/warsWorld War II
19th Prime Minister of Australia
Elections: 1969
In office10 January 1968 - 10 March 1971
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor generalRichard Casey
Paul Hasluck
DeputyJohn McEwen
Doug Anthony
Succeeded byWilliam McMahon
Preceded byJohn McEwen
Australian Senator for Victoria
In office22 February 1950 - 1 February 1968
Succeeded byIvor Greenwood
In office24 February 1968 - 11 November 1975
Succeeded byRoger Shipton
Preceded byHarold Holt

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Sir John Grey Gorton, GCMG, AC, CH (9 September 1911 - 19 May 2002), Australian politician, was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia.

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DOWN THE DOGS CHOPPS DERBY Official video for Chopps Derby's Down the Dogs. Taken from the debut EP. Buy the vinyl EP at Big up Belle Vue Stadium, East Manny. Ben Holmes. New Charter and the Duki bet shop boys. ------- beat by Danny Grapes - pit bull chips pies greyhound dog racing belle vue zoo Gorton stupid cunt Manchester manny uk rap gangs hoodies scrotes gulls trunk chops fanny blood polish dog form guide gunchesta madchesta mark e smith john cooper clarke homage cover chicken town
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The trials and tribulations faced by two closeted boys, Steven Carter (Ben Silverstone) and John Dixon (Brad Gorton), in keeping their secret gay affair from friends and family. The straight-acting star athlete, John is not ready to come out, while the talented writer, Steven eventually does. The film is 'Get Real'. The music featured is 'Let Me In' performed by Zee Avi.
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A surprising gay romance develops between nerdy Steven Carter (Ben Silverstone) and school jock John Dixon (Brad Gorton) in this 1998 British film 'Get Real'. The music featured is 'Forever Love' performed by Gary Barlow.
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Former Olympic wrestlers and mixed martial arts legends Randy Couture and Dan Henderson have long enjoyed a friendly relationship, but in August, both former champions will be represented on opposite sides of the ring. Tuff-N-Uff returns to the Orleans Hotel & Casino's Mardi Gras Ballroom in Las Vegas on Friday, August 6, and Las Vegas' premier amateur fight promotion is proud to host a special event, "Xtreme Couture vs. Team Quest." Six fighters from Couture's Las Vegas-based Xtreme Couture camp will clash with six combatants representing Henderson's California-based Team Quest academy in a showdown for the ages, and in addition to respect and bragging rights, Tuff-N-Uff's featherweight title also hangs in the balance. Tickets for Tuff-N-Uff's Aug. 6 event, which start at just $25, are available at the Orleans Hotel & Casino's box office or online at and In the night's main event, Tuff-N-Uff 145-pound champion Jimmy Jones (6-3) represents Xtreme Couture putting his title on the line against tough Team Quest challenger John Gorton (4-2). An eight-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran, Jones opened his career in 2008 with three-straight decision losses. Since then, Jones has gone on a tear with six-straight wins -- including four via stoppage -- en route to claiming Tuff-N-Uff's 145-pound title. Meanwhile, Gorton, who earned a submission win under the Tuff-N-Uff banner in August 2009, has put together a 4-2 record and looks to halt Jones' impressive run <b>...</b>
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Presenting Melbourne General Cemetery in Melbourne, Australia. ALL PHOTOS USED ARE MY OWN. MUSIC IS COURTESY OF YOUTUBE AUDIOSWAP. MAPS ARE BASED ON GOOGLE MAPS. INFORMATION WAS SOURCED FROM: For more information see: *The cemetery appears in the film "Ghost Rider" with Nicolas Cage (2007). GATEHOUSE (1933) & GATEHOUSE MAUSOLEUM (2005) PRIME MINISTER'S GARDEN (1992) - HAROLD HOLT (1908 - 1967), MEMORIAL *Disappeared from Cheviot beach in 1967, 22 months into his first term. - SIR ROBERT MENZIES (1894 - 1978), GRAVE - JOHN GORTON (1911 - 2002), GRAVE - PRIME MINISTERS' COMMEMORATIVE WALL JAMES HENRY SCULLIN (1876-1953), GRAVE GRAVE (VERGONA) WALTER LINDRUM (1898 - 1960) *Regarded as the 'Bradman' of billiards. ELVIS PRESLEY (1935 - 1977), MEMORIAL *Erected by the Melbourne Elvis Presley Fan Club shortly after his death. MELBOURNE MAUSOLEUM (1998) - ARCHWAY & PASSAGE MACKILLOP FAMILY, GRAVE *Grandparents, brother and sister of Australia's Blessed Mary Mackillop. STONE ANGEL SIR JOHN O'SHANNASY (1818 - 1883), GRAVE GRAVE (DIMATTINA) STONE ANGEL & CHILD PETER LALOR (1827 - 1889), GRAVE *Leader of Eureaka Stockade rebellion. SISTERS OF MERCY, GRAVE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, GRAVE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL (1871). TOMBSTONES & CROSSES GRAVE (DAWSON) - STONE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL WILLIAM PASCOE CROOK (1775 - 1846), GRAVE *Gave first Port Phillip religious <b>...</b>
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With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, ASIO. The staunchly anti-communist, fifth-generation soldier recruits new officers to fight a covert war against a cunning enemy. Their primary task is to investigate Australians spying for the Soviets and infiltrate Communist Party branches with undercover agents. The sensational 1954 defections of Soviet Embassy officials, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov, deliver Spry a great intelligence victory. But when a former ASIO officer appears in surveillance photographs and major counter-espionage cases begin to fail, Spry soon finds himself in a place spies call the 'wilderness of mirrors'. Security threats appear to be everywhere -- from the highest office in the land to within ASIO itself. Based on newly declassified information, including Spry's secret testimony at the 1974 Royal Commission into Intelligence and Security, I, Spry features ASIO surveillance footage and candid interviews with former intelligence officers. It delivers a fresh, critical eye to the spy agency's early history, from its first fumbling counter-espionage operations to its evolution beyond government scrutiny and infiltration by the KGB. From Spry's brazen attempt to influence the 1958 federal election to his controversial investigation into Liberal Prime Minister John Gorton, Spry emerges as an enigmatic master spy who <b>...</b>
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The new McPherson Engineering School Foundation Stone Ceremony. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency the Right Honourable Lord Casey, Governor-General of Australia, 24th November 1967. Also present on the day was John Gorton, then Federal Minister for Education and Science. Footage also includes building construction work taking place. Please note that this video has no sound.
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Read the Transcript: The Washington Post series 'Top Secret America' revealed a dramatic expansion of the US intelligence community since 9/11. Margaret Warner examines the role of congressional oversight of intelligence reform with John McLaughlin, former director of the CIA, and Slade Gorton, a former senator from Washington State.
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Australian Prime Minister John Gorton visits Honeysuckle Creek Operations building 8:45am Monday 21 July 1969 This is his statement immediately following his visit.
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Report card on my generation - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--I marched against the Vietnam War, heckled Harold Holt, -John Gorton- and Don Chipp - yes, even Chipp supported the war - and was, for a time, president of a ... - Date : Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:30:42 GMT+00:00
Law Cup Sunday - Rochdale Online Tweet this news
Rochdale Online--Hornets (from): English, Johnson, -Gorton-, Strong, Yates, McGovern, Roper, Newton, Wood, Bowman, Ashall, Smith, Donoghue, Powell, Crook, Samuel, Bloomfield, ... - Date : Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:22:11 GMT+00:00
Suffern cruises past Pelham, 7-0 - The Journal News | Tweet this news
The Journal News | comes at opposing teams with a high-energy first line that includes -John- Redgate, Mike -Gorton- and Keith Nicholson. They are all hyperactive. ... - Date : Wed, 08 Dec 2010 07:43:05 GMT+00:00
No state leaders to be seen as poll approaches - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--As it turns out, they didn't, but chose -John Gorton- anyway. At least he was one of them. Gough Whitlam's ascendancy was assured. ... - Date : Mon, 22 Nov 2010 01:11:32 GMT+00:00
A life in writing: Les Murray - The Guardian Tweet this news
The Guardian--Instead he returned home, where he worked in the office of prime minister -John Gorton- - "a good man who got the boot from his own treacherous party" - and ... - Date : Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:05:10 GMT+00:00
Former OTU Scheyville Army Officer seeking class mates for a reunion. - Australia.TO Tweet this news
Australia.TO--Prime Ministers McMahon and -John Gorton- must share a lot of the blame and as does Harold Holt. The Australian people largely supported our service personnel ... - Date : Sun, 21 Nov 2010 01:41:49 GMT+00:00
Our same-sex marriage story: still think it's immoral? - Crikey Tweet this news
Crikey--Murray Hill and -John Gorton- are the Liberal Party's only heroes from the past for homosexuals. Warren Entsch, Mal Washer and Simon Birmingham are today's ... - Date : Wed, 17 Nov 2010 02:13:06 GMT+00:00
I, Spry reveals ASIO secrets - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--Investigations into Prime Minster -John Gorton- during the Vietnam War, impromptu raids on the back of false information and investigating staff and ... - Date : Mon, 18 Oct 2010 05:21:37 GMT+00:00
Liverpool news - Hodgson slams Rijkaard rumours, Team news, New faces in boardroom - A Different League Tweet this news
A Different League---...- NESV's two vice-chairmen - and investor Michael -Gorton- have been added to the Anfield boardroom to join -John- W. Henry and Tom Werner as club directors. ... - Date : Sun, 24 Oct 2010 09:54:31 GMT+00:00
People on the Move - Business Examiner (blog) Tweet this news
Business Examiner (blog)--Dan Evans and Slade -Gorton-. Prior to assuming her new role, Kendall was vice president of environment, health and safety, and sustainability. -John- Reindl ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:33:25 GMT+00:00

Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Davidson
Minister for the Navy
1958 - 1963
Succeeded by
Jim Forbes
Preceded by
Gordon Freeth
Minister for Works
1963 - 1967
Succeeded by
Bert Kelly
Minister for the Interior
1963 - 1964
Succeeded by
Doug Anthony
Preceded by
Robert Menzies
Minister in charge of the Commonwealth
Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
1962 - 1963
Minister in charge of Commonwealth Activities
in Education and Research
1963 - 1966
Succeeded by
Malcolm Fraser
Minister for Education and Science
1966 - 1968
Preceded by
John McEwen
Prime Minister of Australia
1968 - 1971
Succeeded by
William McMahon
Preceded by
Malcolm Fraser
Minister for Defence
Succeeded by
David Fairbairn
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Harold Holt
Member for Higgins
1968 - 1975
Succeeded by
Roger Shipton
Party political offices
Preceded by
Harold Holt
Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
1968 - 1971
Succeeded by
William McMahon
Preceded by
William McMahon
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
Succeeded by
Billy Snedden

Prime Ministers of Australia

Barton * Deakin * Watson * Reid * Deakin * Fisher * Deakin * Fisher * Cook * Fisher * Hughes * Bruce * Scullin * Lyons * Page * Menzies * Fadden * Curtin * Forde * Chifley * Menzies * Holt * McEwen * Gorton * McMahon * Whitlam * Fraser * Hawke * Keating * Howard * Rudd * Gillard |

Federal Parliamentary Leaders of the Liberal Party of Australia

Menzies * Holt * Gorton * McMahon * Snedden * Fraser * Peacock * Howard * Peacock * Hewson * Downer * Howard * Nelson * Turnbull * Abbott |

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