John Kerr (governor-general)

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Person.png John Kerr (governor-general)  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
1975 Australian coup.png
Sydney, New South Wales
Died1991-03-24 (Age 76)
Sydney, New South Wales
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
Children • Gabrielle Kristin
• Philip
SpouseAlison 'Peggy' Worstead
PartyAustralian Labor Party

Employment.png Governor-General of Australia

In office
11 July 1974 - 8 December 1977
Dismissed Gough Whitlam to complete the 1975 Australian coup

Employment.png New South Wales/Lieutenant-Governor

In office
16 May 1973 - 27 May 1974

Employment.png New South Wales/Chief Justice

In office
23 May 1972 - 27 June 1974

Not to be confused with the John Kerr on the Bilderberg Steering Committee.


The CIA referred to the Governor-general of Australia, Sir John Kerr, as “our man Kerr”.[1] He removed Gough Whitlam from power in the 1975 Australian coup‎.


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