The letters that weren’t sent

A stylised and edited version of a letter from the National Archives of Australia, from Buckingham Palace to Sir John Kerr.

In every way, we are a product of the past, and the tumult of Gough Whitlam’s dismissal in 1975 still reverberates through Australian political discussion today. No less than 45 years after the dismissal of an elected Prime Minister, the Australian public has been permitted to view the discussion that shaped the political landscape for a generation. There is ongoing and lively discussion over the contents and intent of these letters…