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‘Palace letters’ between Sir John Kerr, Queen released, revealing information about Gough Whitlam and 1975 constitutional crisis

The newly released 'Palace letters' have revealed Sir John Kerr sacked the Whitlam government in 1975 without giving advance notice to the Queen, because "it was better for Her Majesty not to know".

The 211 letters exchanged between Sir John Kerr and the palace at the time of the dismissal are this morning being released by the National Archives of Australia, in Canberra.

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The letters, penned between 1974 and 1977, had been locked up and…

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