In 1975, Government House prepared a Vice-Regal notice that major broadsheet newspapers would publish.
This is the notice that appeared on page 2 of the Canberra Times on November 12, 1975.
Text of the Vice-Regal notice published on November 12, 1975.
The Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, and Lady Kerr attended the Remembrance Day commemoration ceremony at the Australian War Memorial yesterday morning.
Later, Sir John received Mr Whitlam at Government House and determined his commission as Prime Minister.
Afterwards, he received Mr Fraser and administered the requisite oath of office as Prime Minister.
In the afternoon, Sir John received the Prime Minister, Mr Fraser, and Mr C. W. Harders, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department, at Government House.
Later, he received the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Scholes, at Government House.