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2005.0078 [SUBJECT FILES: PERSONAL AND ELECTORAL]
Date Range of Records: 1955-1969
Creator(s):
- Fraser, John Malcolm [1930-2015]
Subject files: personal and electoral. This series comprises subject files maintained by former Prime Minister J M (Malcolm) Fraser from about the time of his election to the House of Representatives in December 1955 as Liberal member for Wannon (Victoria) to late 1969 when he was appointed Minister for Defence in the Gorton Government. For much of this time, Mr Fraser was a backbencher, but some of the more interesting files in the series date from when he was Minister for the Army (1966-68) and Minister for Education and Science (1968-69). The files include personal correspondence relating to the Fraser family, their private home in Deakin (Canberra) and Western District property 'Nareen'; Mr Fraser's private car; donations; his fishing interests and his appointment to the Education and Science portfolio. More official correspondence relates Mr Fraser's overseas trip under a United States Government Leader Grant (1964) and include some insights into his views on Vietnam at that time. The series includes several files of financial receipts (personal, electoral and miscellaneous). Other papers relate to Mr Fraser's electoral expenses, redistribution and branches in the Wannon electorate. There are also a small number of speeches. Formerly National Archives of Australia series M1351.
5 boxes (0.88 metres)
Collection Category: Community and Political, individuals
Access Conditions: Access: Open
Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
Online ListingFraser, John Malcolm 2005.0078
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