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Date Range of Records: 1965-1975
- Fraser, John Malcolm [1930-2015]
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, although not all of the correspondence originates from the electorate. The series covers Mr Fraser's entire 28 years in Federal politics (1955-83), although most records date from the early 1960s. 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 set covers his Ministerial years in the portfolios of Army (1966-68), Education and Science (1968-69 and 1971-72) and Defence (1969- 71), including a six-month period when he was again a backbencher during the Gorton Government (March-August 1971) and a later period when he was a member of the Opposition during the Whitlam Government (1972-75). The third set relates to the period Mr Fraser was Prime Minister (1975-83). The representations cover a wide range of subjects including public facilities (e.g. aerodromes, hospitals, postal services); business interests; defence; national service; immigration; and Commonwealth policy matters relating to primary industry (e.g. wool, live sheep exports). Formerly National Archives Australia series M1274.
13.94 metres (82 boxes)
Collection Category: Community and Political, individuals
Access Conditions: Access: Restricted
Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
Online ListingFraser, John Malcolm (2005.0107)
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