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The First of the Palace Letters

WhitlamDismissal.com, the companion site to AustralianPolitics, has just published another of the Palace Letters from the Whitlam government’s time in office.

A developing series, each letter will be progressively published with annotations and explanations.

The first letter from Sir Martin Charteris, the Queen’s private secretary, was sent to Sir John Kerr, the newly-appointed Governor-General of Australia, on September 2, 1974. It was in reply to Kerr’s first letter of August 15, 1974.

Charteris letter