2017 round-up: the Facebook posts that roused the biggest reactions
With just a handful of days left in 2017, we’re looking back at the year that was. Here’s a quick roundup of our top Facebook posts that you’ve shared, talked about, commented on and liked, loved, lol’d at, or even given an ‘angry react’ to (yeah, we see you) this year. Thank you for tuning in to the stories we tell and joining the conversation in 2017.
1. 7th August 2017
#OnThisDay in 1990 Joan Kirner became Victoria’s first woman Premier… who doesn’t love an inspiring quote about democratic participation?
2. 5th February 2017
#OnThisDay in 1999 Australia’s first Indigenous federal parliamentarian, Neville Bonner, passed away at the age of 74. In this post we shared a moving quote from an interview with Neville Bonner’s second wife, Heather. Listen to an excerpt from that interview.
3. 21st August 2017
#OnThisDay in 1943 Dame Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney became the first women elected to Australian Parliament. This photograph is one of our absolute favourites.
4. 18th August 2017
We welcomed former PM John Howard back to the building this year for a film shoot with UNSW Canberra at ADFA.
5. 8th February 2017
Rounding out the top 5 is Gough Whitlam. On 8 February 1967 he was elected leader of the Australian Labor Party. In this post we shared a blog on ‘the day the ALP changed itself’. Read the full article.