"Edward Gough Whitlam was Australia's 21st prime minister and a titan of the Australian Labor Party.
He leaves a legacy of unprecedented and unmatched change in Australian politics.
Arguably, he was as much lauded for his reformist leadership and eloquence as he was lambasted for his autocratic style and profligacy.
But it is for being at the centre of Australia's most ferocious political storm, the dismissal, that Mr Whitlam will forever be remembered." ~Emma Griffiths, ABC political correspondent