The Dismissal Dossier

The Palace Connection: Everything You Were Never Meant to Know about November 1975

Jenny Hocking
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The Dismissal Dossier

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18 October 2017

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The Dismissal Dossier

The Palace Connection: Everything You Were Never Meant to Know about November 1975

Jenny Hocking
Here is the definitive story of the most divisive episode in Australia's history—the dismissal of Gough Whitlam's Labor government.

In her award-winning biography of Gough Whitlam, Jenny Hocking revealed the astonishing secret story of the planning and the people behind the dismissal. Never before released material from Sir John Kerr's private papers revealed the secret role of High Court justice Sir Anthony Mason and Kerr's collusion with Malcolm Fraser.

Now, Hocking's forensic investigations reveal explosive files in the UK National Archives that add a disturbing dimension to this untold story.

Hocking reveals the Palace connection and unravels the web of intrigue behind the British Office's link to the dismissal of the Whitlam government in the name of the Queen. She brilliantly brings together this hidden history—a mixture of the unknown, the overlooked and the clandestine—to write a political thriller: the story you were never meant to know.
Here is the definitive story of the most divisive episode in Australia's history—the dismissal of Gough Whitlam's Labor government.

In her award-winning biography of Gough Whitlam, Jenny Hocking revealed the astonishing secret story of the planning and the people behind the dismissal. Never before released material from Sir John Kerr's private papers revealed the secret role of High Court justice Sir Anthony Mason and Kerr's collusion with Malcolm Fraser.

Now, Hocking's forensic investigations reveal explosive files in the UK National Archives that add a disturbing dimension to this untold story.

Hocking reveals the Palace connection and unravels the web of intrigue behind the British Office's link to the dismissal of the Whitlam government in the name of the Queen. She brilliantly brings together this hidden history—a mixture of the unknown, the overlooked and the clandestine—to write a political thriller: the story you were never meant to know.

Too late to “right the wrong” (Bob Ellis’s poor suggestion for Labor’s post-Dismissal election campaign) we can at least try to get the wrong right. Few have been more assiduous in this than Whitlam biographer Jenny Hocking, and her essay-length book The Dismissal Dossier has about it the clarity and force of maintained rage.”
The Saturday Paper

Jenny Hocking

Jenny Hocking

Professor Jenny Hocking is Research Professor and Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellow in the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the inaugural Distinguished Whitlam Fellow at the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University. Jenny is an award-winning biographer, scholar and political commentator and the author of the acclaimed two-volume biography Gough Whitlam: His Time and Gough Whitlam:

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