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Tweeting The Past

Friday 16th October / presented by Graeme Watson

Forty years ago Australia witnessed the most momentous and controversial moment in our democratic history – the dismissal of an elected government.

The dismissal of the Whitlam Government by Governor General Sir John Kerr and the events leading up to it are shrouded in secrecy.

But the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is marking the anniversary with a Twitter campaign written by award-winning writer Paul Daley.

Called ‘#Dismissal1975’, it tells the story through the voices of Kerr, Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser and other players of the time in an attempt to bring to life the drama of events and take followers back in time to relive what is an historic moment in Australian history.

Senior Historian at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House LIBBY STEWART joins us to tell us more.

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