Bookmarked ‘Have you met the Whitlams?’: growing up as Gough’s neighbour by Christine Sykes (The Sydney Morning Herald)

She didn’t know it at the time, but an eight-year-old’s life was set to change irrevocably when Gough Whitlam moved into her south-western Sydney street in 1957.

Christine Sykes reflects on growing up with the family of Gough Whitlam down the road.
Bookmarked ‘Better for Her Majesty not to know’: palace letters reveal Queen’s role in sacking of Australian PM Whitlam (

Governor general John Kerr canvassed Queen and her personal secretary about his powers to dismiss Gough Whitlam but did not forewarn them

Christopher Knaus and Caroline Davies report on the release of the papers associated with John Kerr’s communications. Bridget Judd and Leigh Tonkin discuss some of the other topics uncovered in the papers.