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Malcolm and Tamie Fraser on a visit to Nigeria and Zambia, 1979.
Malcolm and Tamie Fraser on a visit to Nigeria and Zambia, 1979. University of Melbourne Archives 2005.0103 PA/163

Collections Database

The University of Melbourne Archives online catalogue contains information about all of the deposits of collection material from Malcolm Fraser and his parents (Una and John Neville Fraser). This information includes collection-level information as well as detailed finding aids that index the collections at file level.

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Image Database

To see the complete collection of Malcolm Fraser digitised photographs on the University of Melbourne Archives Image Catalogue (UMAIC), select 'Malcolm Fraser collection' from the ‘Collection Name’ drop-down menu in the detailed search screen. You can also design your own search.

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Research Guides

Malcolm Fraser: Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers - a joint publication by the National Archives of Australia and the University of Melbourne Archives. It gives an overview of papers relating to Malcolm Fraser held at archival repositories throughout Australia. The guide also includes a biography written by Margaret Simons, a bibliography, timeline, who's who and details of the Fraser ministries as well as details of papers relating to Mrs Tamie Fraser.

Malcolm Fraser Collection: Conservation and environment - includes details of material relating to the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, whaling and uranium.

Malcolm Fraser Collection: Multiculturalism - gives details of correspondence, legislation, speeches and other documents relating to Fraser's work and views on multiculturalism.

University of Melbourne Archives

The University of Melbourne Archives holds several other collections containing material relating to Malcolm Fraser:

Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

The University of Melbourne Archives holds records from the Victorian Division of the Liberal Party from the foundation of the party until the present day. The collection includes minute books, press releases, subject files and pamphlets. There is also material relating to the party’s activities at the Federal level.

Sir Robert Menzies (1894–1978)

The University of Melbourne Archives holds a series of taped lectures delivered at the University of Virginia by Sir Robert Menzies in 1966.

Sir Phillip Lynch

Phillip Lynch began his political career at the age of 22, later gaining the Federal seat of Flinders in 1966. After four ministerial positions, he became Treasurer and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in opposition and in the governing party from 1972 to 1982. Lynch was active in the investigations leading up to the exposure of the so-called Khemlani loans affair that led to the downfall of the Whitlam government in 1975. Sir Phillip Lynch retired from Federal politics in 1982 and was appointed Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia in the following year. He died in June 1984.

Peter Howson

Peter Howson rose to prominence in the Liberal Party as the Federal member for Fawkner from 1955 to 1969, member for Casey from 1969 to 1972 and as a Minister in the Menzies, Holt, Gorton and McMahon governments.

John Ellis Photographs

The University of Melbourne Archives holds the collection of photographer John Ellis, which includes many photographs relating to Malcolm Fraser as well as other photographs of Australian political and social life. Go to the University of Melbourne Archives Image Catalogue (UMAIC) and select John Ellis from the drop-down collection menu in the detailed search screen.

Papers of Tamie Fraser

The papers of Mrs Tamie Fraser are mostly held at the National Archives of Australia. Information about this collection, as well as relevant papers held in the Malcolm Fraser collection at the University of Melbourne, can be found in the Guide to Collections, jointly published by The National Archives of Australia and the University of Melbourne Archives.

The Australian Prime Ministers Centre

The Australian Prime Ministers Centre (APMC) is a cross-disciplinary national centre for research and engagement around Australia’s prime ministers.