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Win a signed copy of The Truth of the Palace Letters

In July 2020 the National Archives of Australia released the long-suppressed correspondence between Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II, written during Kerr's tumultuous tenure as Governor-General of Australia. The letters cover the constitutional crisis that culminated in Kerr's infamous dismissal of Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975.

 

In The Truth of the Palace Letters, The Australian’s Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston reveal their meaning and significance for understanding the dismissal. The analysis of these documents and their authors throws a revealing light on the connection between the Queen in Buckingham Palace and the Governor-General in Canberra.

 

Coupled with newly discovered archival documents and interviews, Kelly and Bramston explain the implications of the letters for our Constitution, our democracy and the republic debate.

 

Enter today to win a signed copy.

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Entries open at 9.00am AEDT on 1 November 2020 and close 11:59pm AEDT 30 November 2020. Australian residents only. Limited to one entry per eligible member. Winners determined on 1 December 2020 at 11.00am AEDT at Nationwide News Pty Ltd, 2 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. Winner’s names to be published on 8 December on the The Australian Plus website. Total prize pool valued at $49.99. 1 x The Truth of the Palace Letters to be won nationally by eligible The Australian Plus members. Full terms and conditions apply.

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