Margaret Whitlam has been honored by the National Aboretum today when they named their new events pavilion after the late author, reports ABC News.
Mrs Whitlam was well-known as the wife of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, and was recognised in her own right as one of Australia’s national treasures.
She was a published author, social worker and former champion swimmer, having represented Australia at the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydney.
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Mrs Whitlam died in 2012 aged 92 years old.
Nicholas and Judy Whitlam attended Monday’s official opening ceremony near the Arboretum amphitheatre.
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion will be used for events and functions at the tree park.