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A pre-cursor to the election of Gough Whitlam as the first Labor Prime Minister after 23 years. Seen riding on the sheep's back are Liberal Prime Minister William McMahon, National Party Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Doug Anthony, and Senator Vince Gair of The Democratic Labor Party. The Director is explaining the scene to Treasurer Billy Snedden.