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Papers of Anthony Mason, 2012 August 23
Bib ID 6197022
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Author
Mason, Anthony, Sir, 1925-
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [2012] 
1 item (9 pages) 
Summary

MS Acc12.118 comprises a document detailing Mason's account of conversations with Sir John Kerr from November 1975 which relate to the termination of the commission of the prime minister (E.G. Whitlam) on 11 November, 1975. The statement was generated by Mason in response to a conflicting account by Sir John Kerr, held in the National Archives of Australia (1 folder).

Biography/History

Judge. Sir Anthony Frank Mason's progression in the legal profession began when he was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1951. Mason was Commonwealth solicitor-general from 1964 until 1969 and spent subsequent years on the bench of the High Court, 1972-1995.

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS Acc12.118.

Subjects Mason, Anthony, Sir, 1925- -- Archives.  |  Kerr, John, Sir, 1914-1991.  |  Whitlam, Gough, 1916-2014.  |  Australia. High Court -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  Judges -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1972-1975.
Time Coverage 1975 
Occupation Judges.  |  Governors general.  |  Prime ministers.
Terms of Use Copying of Anthony Mason’s copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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