Three-part program on The Labor Years 1972-75, from the ABC TV series A New World (for sure).
Text of former High Court Chief Justice Sir Anthony Mason’s account of his discussions with Sir John Kerr. It offers an extraordinary insight into a series of discussions between then Justice Mason and Kerr. Mason disputes certain elements of Kerr’s account but largely confirms it.
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.
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.
Alexandra Hasluck’s insistence that Sir Paul Hasluck give up his position as Governor-General may have changed the course of Australian history.
Richard Carleton, the journalist and a face in the crowd in the famous picture of the crowd on the steps of Parliament House on November 11, has died at the Beaconsfield mine in Tasmania.
Details of 1975 Cabinet Papers released under the 30-year rule.
An index of media coverage of the 30th anniversary of the Whitlam Dismissal. Includes many audio items.
SBS Television has broadcast an important interview with Gough Whitlam. Audio of the interview, conducted by Senator John Faulkner, is available here.
A list of key questions arising from the Dismissal of the Whitlam government.