“Shame Fraser, shame”: The overthrow of Edward Gough Whitlam. Part 1

When offered the position of Governor-General by Prime Minister Whitlam in 1974, Sir John Kerr consulted friends and colleagues as to whether he should accept the appointment. One of them, Justice Robert Hope, queried why he would take such “a dead-end job, a hopeless job.” Kerr’s response was: “Oh, no, it’s a very powerful position. … Continue reading “Shame Fraser, shame”: The overthrow of Edward Gough Whitlam. Part 1 Continue reading »