Gough Whitlam’s biographer, Jenny Hocking, has revealed hitherto unknown details of the role played by High Court Justice Sir Anthony Mason in the Whitlam dismissal.
The second volume of Jenny Hocking’s biography of Gough Whitlam is due out next week.
In a video published on Fairfax websites, Hocking reveals a series of discussions between Sir John Kerr and High Court Justice Sir Anthony Mason in the leadup to the Dismissal. Whilst Kerr’s contact with Mason has been known for some time, the extent of it has not.
Hocking suggests there is something profoundly disturbing in the behind-the-scenes activity prior to November 11.
- Aug 25: Kerr’s Papers Reveal Man Behind Whitlam Sacking – The Age
- Aug 25: The Dismissal’s ‘third man’ drawn from the shades of history – extract from Hocking’s forthcoming Volume 2 of Whitlam’s biography
- Aug 25: Revealed: the third man in the dismissal – SMH