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Date Range of Records: 1968-1982
- Fraser, John Malcolm [1930-2015]
Electorate correspondence. This is one of two series of correspondence of J M (Malcolm) Fraser relating primarily to representations from individuals or interest groups associated with his constituency, the electorate of Wannon in Victoria's Western District. A significant number of the representations, however, originated from elsewhere and are not, strictly speaking, 'electorate'. The series covers Mr Fraser's entire 28 years in federal politics (1955-83), although most records date from the early 1960s. The second series (National Archives of Australia Series M1332) is arranged by name of correspondent (alpha-numerical). This series is arranged by file title (lexicographical). The series is in three distinct sets. The first covers Mr Fraser's years as a backbencher until his first portfolio appointment (1955- 66). The second covers his Ministerial years in the portfolios of Army (1966), Education and Science (1968-69 and 1971-72) and Defence (1969-71), including a six-month period when he was again a backbencher (March-August 1971). The third set relates to the period when Mr Fraser was Prime Minister (1975-83). The representations cover a very wide range of subjects including defence and national service; immigration and primary industry. A number of items are currently held at the National Archives of Australia (see list for details). Formerly National Archives of Australia series M1274.
3.91 metres (23 boxes)
Collection Category: Community and Political, individuals
Access Conditions: Access: Part restricted
Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
Online ListingFraser, John Malcolm (2007.0012)
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