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Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal [Video]

Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal

The newly released correspondence shows that the then governor general, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Labor government of Gough Whitlam in 1975 without giving advance notice to the monarch, because 'it was..

Credit: The Guardian Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal – video report [Video]

Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal – video report

The newly released correspondence shows that the then governor general, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Labor government of Gough Whitlam in 1975 without giving advance notice to the monarch, because 'it was..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 01:48Published

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Queen's man held Kerr's hand down the path to pulling the trigger on Whitlam

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Kerr, the political player who filled a power vacuum

The Palace letters reveal Sir John Kerr wanted to impress the Queen - and he wanted to be a player.
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'God just saved the Queen': Readers respond to release of palace letters

While some readers dismissed the letters between John Kerr and Buckingham Palace as a "fizzer", others said their release strengthened the case for a republic.
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Queen would have to follow Whitlam's advice

Readers continue to discuss the Palace letters and the 1975 Dismissal
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Whitlam, Kerr and the chief justice ... and the desperation of powers

The Palace letters expose the role of Australia's then chief justice in the Whitlam Dismissal and cast a pall over judicial independence.
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A democracy controlled by a foreign queen

Readers discuss the release of the Palace letters and the dismissal of the Whitlam government.
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Palace letters show Queen is out of place in Australian politics

The Age has long backed a republic, but It is questionable whether this should be the priority for constitutional reform since the campaign could distract from the push for an Indigenous Voice to..
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A governor-general's life is 'certainly not dull'

The Palace letters between Sir John Kerr and the private secretary of the Queen reveal more than just details around the dismissal of the Whitlam government.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Tablet interactive: Palace Letters

The documents behind the 1975 dismissal of the Whitlam government illuminate one of the biggest events in the nation's history.
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Most surprising of the Palace letters shines new light on Whitlam

Instead of showing that the palace interfered in the dismissal of the Whitlam government, it shows that Whitlam sought palace interference.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

What are the Palace Letters, in a nutshell?

Why has the release of 1200 pages of letters from the '70s caused such a stir? Who wrote them? And what do they say?
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Please Explain podcast: 'priceless' palace letters unveiled

In this episode, Nathanael Cooper and Shane Wright discuss the revelations in the palace letters and why it's taken so long for Australians to access them. 
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The Palace letters are every bit the bombshell they promised to be

The Palace letters have just blown apart the claim that the Queen played no part in Sir John Kerr's decisions.
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