Cutting The Knot: Sydney Morning Herald Editorial

This is the the Sydney Morning Herald’s editorial on the morning after the dismissal of the Whitlam government.

Unlike The Age in Melbourne, the Herald supported Kerr’s decision.

The editorial appeared on page one of the newspaper. An image and the full text is shown below.

SMH Editorial

Text of editorial in the Sydney Morning Herald, November 12, 1975.

Cutting the knot

It is for the people now to decide the issue which the two leaders have failed to settle – The Governor-General. [Read more…]

Peter Bowers: Bulldog Becomes The Underdog

This was the assessment of the events of November 11 by the Sydney Morning Herald’s political correspondent, Peter Bowers.

The article appeared on page 10 of the November 12, 1975 edition of the paper.

Bowers