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Long tedious however very informative Well written and clearly presented OUT OF EMPIRE EDWARD GOUGH WHITLAM More than any other part of the old Empire Australia remains inhibited and limited by its nostalgia for past associations and pretensions which the British nation and in particular the British monarch have long since abandoned Nothing has done more to retard Australias relations with Britain or to distort the very real and substantial nature of that relationship than the obsessions of the Australian conservatives with the British connection and their manipulation of the monarchy and their exploitation of the perquisites and privileges associated with it - Edward Gough Whitlam 1985 Gough Whitlam was perhaps Australias most controversial Prime Minister ever and the Australian with arguably the most reason to resent our countrys ties with Britain For on Remembrance Day 1975 the Governor General Sir John Kerr invoked his reserve powers to dismiss Whitlam as Prime Minister something he could only do because he was supposedly acting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II Thus it is to be expected that out of all of Australias leading figures Whitlam would have the most reason to feel strongly one way or the other about our mother country Today Whitlam declares himself to be a Republican but he confesses he only came to this way of thinking after his dismissal when he and the nation saw for the first time just how much power the Queen and her representatives really had despite their lack of control over day to day running of the Government At the onset of his career Whitlam was quite proud of his Queen - he had after all fought in the Airforce during the Second World War to defend Britain as well as Australia - but he always thought the Conservative parties held far too much attachment for time-honoured traditions which there was no longer a place for in Australia Australia needed
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