Tag Archives: the Palace and the Dismissal

Jenny Hocking. The Dismissal Forty Years Later: When Everything Old is New Again

Repost from 10/12/2015 The 40th anniversary last month of the dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor General Sir John Kerr met with the predictable flurry of breathlessly delivered revelations and history-making hyperbole. Among the excitable claims of dramatic … Continue reading

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Jack Waterford. It’s time: The Dismissal gave us knockout punch politics, now we should get rid of it.

One has to be of a certain (old) age to remember intimately, as I do, the tumultuous events of November 11, 1975. I knew then that I was being a witness to history and, sometimes, metaphorically pinched myself to be … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The Palace knew that John Kerr was considering dismissing Gough Whitlam

Based on an examination of John Kerr’s ‘treasure trove of previously unpublished papers’, Professor Jenny Hocking has provided overwhelming evidence that before the dismissal John Kerr had extensive conversations and correspondence with the Queen, Prince Charles and Sir Martin Charteris, … Continue reading

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