In pictures: Historians mourn ‘devastating’ loss of legacy from old parliament building | Blue Mountains Gazette

Gough Whitlam addresses the media after his dismissal in 1975. Photo: Australian Information Service

Gough Whitlam addresses the media after his dismissal in 1975. Photo: Australian Information Service

The Duke of York opens Parliament House on 9 May 1927. Photo: Museum of Australian Democracy

The Duke of York opens Parliament House on 9 May 1927. Photo: Museum of Australian Democracy

Queen Elizabeth walks up the stairs to the Old Parliament House in 1954. Photo: Museum of Australian Democracy

Queen Elizabeth walks up the stairs to the Old Parliament House in 1954. Photo: Museum of Australian Democracy

Queen Elizabeth at the top of the stairs, 1954. Photo: MoAD

Queen Elizabeth at the top of the stairs, 1954. Photo: MoAD

Lady Dorothy Tangney and Lady Enid Lyons enter the front door of the House of Representatives on September 24, 1943. Photo: Australian War Memorial

Lady Dorothy Tangney and Lady Enid Lyons enter the front door of the House of Representatives on September 24, 1943. Photo: Australian War Memorial

First day of the Aboriginal tent embassy outside the Old Parliament House, January 27, 1972. Left to right - Billy Craigie, Bert Williams, Michael Anderson and Tony Coorey.  Image: Creative Commons

First day of the Aboriginal tent embassy outside the Old Parliament House, January 27, 1972. Left to right – Billy Craigie, Bert Williams, Michael Anderson and Tony Coorey. Image: Creative Commons

Jimmy Clements outside the old Parliament House.  Photo: National Archives of Australia

Jimmy Clements outside the old Parliament House. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Neville Bonner leaves Old Parliament House.  Photo: National Archives of Australia

Neville Bonner leaves Old Parliament House. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Protesters outside the old parliament building on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Photo: Dion Georgopoulos

Protesters outside the old parliament building on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Photo: Dion Georgopoulos

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