Matters for Judgment
by John Kerr
The Macmillan Company of Australia, 1978, [First Edition], ISBN 0333252128, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor chipping and small tear to back (see photographs)
“Sir John Kerr was Governor-General of Australia at the time of Australia’s greatest constitutional crisis since Federation.
This dramatic autobiography traces the complete story of the events leading up to 11 November 1975 when Sir John Kerr exercised controversial reserve powers of the Crown to dismiss the Prime Minister, Mr Gough Whitlam, and his Ministry and commissioned the leader of the Opposition, Mr Malcolm Fraser, to form a caretaker Government.
When appointed Governor-General, Sir John was Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales and had an eminent legal career: his background, interests and training specially qualified him for the events he was to face in vice-regal office.”