Journal article

Australia and the monarchy: the palace letters and the dismissal of 11 November 1975

D McDougall

The Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affairs | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Nearly forty-five years have passed since the Commonwealth of Australia experienced the greatest constitutional crisis in its history. On 11 November 1975 Sir John Kerr, the then Governor-General, sacked the Labor government led by Gough Whitlam, replacing it with a caretaker centre-right Coalition government under Malcolm Fraser pending a general election.