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Mason: The Third Man In Whitlam’s Downfall

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. She discusses Mason's involvement in a video posted on Fairfax websites.

How The Queen Heard About Whitlam’s Dismissal

The Queen was told about Gough Whitlam's dismissal when she woke at 8am on the morning of November 11 in Buckingham Palace. At this stage it was 7pm in Australia, the Parliament had been dissolved and an election set in train.

Cutler Advised Kerr To Warn Whitlam

A new allegation against Sir John Kerr has emerged. The nephew of former NSW Governor Sir Roden Cutler has written to Gough Whitlam claiming that his uncle advised Kerr to warn Whitlam of his intentions.

Howard Defends Kerr

On the 30th anniversary of the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, the Prime Minister, John Howard, has again defended the actions of the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. Listen to the audio of his interview with Jon Faine on ABC 774.

Whitlam Says Kerr Needed Frequent Drying Out

In a new interview on the eve of the 30th anniversary of his 1972 election, Gough Whitlam says he was a better economic manager than Hawke or Keating. Whitlam also says he wouldn't have appointed Sir John Kerr if he'd know he had a drinking problem.

Whitlam On His Appointment Of Kerr

Amidst the 2002 controversy surrounding Governor-General Archbishop Peter Hollingworth, Gough Whitlam reflected on his own appointment of Sir John Kerr in 1974.

Buckingham Palace Regrets

In a new television series, Sir William Heseltine, assistant private secretary to the Queen during the constitutional crisis, says Buckingham Palace wasn't happy with Sir John Kerr's sacking of the Whitlam government.