Synopsis

This film follows historian Professor Jenny Hocking as she fights a David and Goliath battle against the Australian Government and the British Royal Family in a landmark legal action. At stake is whether letters between former Governor-General Sir John Kerr and HM Queen Elizabeth, written at the time of the constitutional crisis of 1975, are deemed private correspondence and therefore remain closed, or official documents that should be accessible to the Australian people. Now running for more than four years, the Palace Letters Case, if successful, will open the secret archives on the Queen’s role in the unprecedented dismissal of the Whitlam Government.

This feature-length documentary follows the personal struggle and immense legal battle faced by Hocking as she goes all the way to the High Court of Australia, the highest court in the land, in her bid to uncover the last piece of the extraordinary jigsaw that is the 1975 dismissal.

To be directed by Daryl Dellora.

Written & Directed by: Daryl Dellora
Produced by: Sue Maslin

Featuring: Prof Jenny Hocking

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