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It's tricky...

Papua New Guinea was to be newly independent on December 3rd, 1973. The Whitlam Labor Government had overseen the details.

Meanwhile the States Premiers also had a list of needs to present.They are L-R. Rupert Hamer - Victoria, John Tonkin - Western Australia, Robert Askin - New South Wales, Eric Reece - Tasmania, Don Dunstan - South Australia, and Joh Bjelke-Petersen leaps for attention in the background.