Hello, I am an amateur genealogist and gerontologist with an interest in (amongst other things) the family and forebears of former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. (He was Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975 and died in 2014 aged 98.) I am not related to them.
In the early 1970s there was a newspaper article about a man who was turning 100 and was Gough Whitlam's great-uncle. I don't remember his name except that his surname wasn't Whitlam. Is there anyone reading this who can tell me his name or any other public information about him? I would be especially interested to know what age he eventually reached and whether there have been any other relatives of Gough Whitlam who lived to a great age. The article also said that this man lived in Manning Rd, East Malvern (Victoria) and when asked his opinion of Gough, described him as "a fine chap but a terrible prime minister". But that's all I can remember now.
The article I saw would have been in the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate (in Newcastle NSW, where I grew up).
P.S. From his family tree I have worked out that the man's surname was probably Ware or Maddocks.