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Dismiss dismissal dogma

Don’t blame Kerr or the Palace - blame Fraser and Whitlam

21 November 2020

9:00 AM

21 November 2020

9:00 AM

Beware those who claim a monopoly on historical truth. Their goal is not enlightenment or edification, but rather the unthinking acceptance of approved myths. As we marked the 45th anniversary of the dismissal of the Whitlam government, we were once again being told how to regard it. A case in point is Troy Bramston’s recent piece in the Australian (‘The dismissal and me: a political obsession’, 10 November).

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