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The great crash : the short life and sudden death of the Whitlam government / Michael Sexton
Bib ID 3545835
Format BookBook
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Sexton, Michael, 1946-
 
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Edition Rev. ed. 
Description Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, c2005 
vii, 343 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1920769692
Summary

The dismissal of the Whitlam government on 11 November, 1975 was the most dramatic event in Australian political history. To mark the 30th anniversary of this event, Sexton revisits the major themes of 1975 and describes how various interest groups set out to derail its reform agenda and ultimately, to drive it from office.

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  • Machine derived contents note: Introduction 1
  • ONE: 365 days 5
  • TWO: The Titan: Gough Whitlam 16
  • THREE: Prophet without Honour: Jim Cairns 44
  • FOUR: Law and Disorder: Lionel Murphy 83
  • FIVE: An Equation in Hydrocarbons: Rex Connor 108
  • SIX: Room at the Top: John Kerr 127
  • SEVEN: State of Siege: reform and reaction 148
  • EIGHT: The Paper Chase: the loans affair 178
  • NINE: Supply and Demand: blocking the budget 205
 
Notes

Previously published with the title: 'Illusions of power' in 1979.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 317-323.

Subjects Whitlam, Gough, 1916-2014.  |  Australian Labor Party.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1972-1975.  |  Federal/national government (Australia)  |  Political parties & ideologies.
Other authors/contributors Sexton, Michael, 1946-. Illusions of power
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