The Malcolm Fraser Collection at the University of Melbourne comprises documents, photographs, books and other material relating to the life, family and career of the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983. The collection complements the official records held at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) as well as a number of other personal and political collections at the University of Melbourne.
The collection spans Mr Fraser’s life and interests, and includes material relating to:
This web site aims firstly to provide access to selected material from the collection - primarily photographs and speeches - as well as information about the collection and Mr Fraser's life and career.
The Malcolm Fraser Collection will continue to grow as further material is transferred to the University of Melbourne from the NAA, from Malcolm Fraser's personal collections, and from related sources such as those who worked for him and who have studied him. For further information, see About the collection.
The University of Melbourne Archives has digitised and made available online the transcripts of Malcolm Fraser's radio talks to his electorate of Wannon. The speeches run from the time of his preselection, 1954, through to the year of his retirement from Parliament in 1983. According to the recently published memoirs, "They form a digest of Fraser's developing political philosophy and a fair catalogue of the history of Wannon."
"By far the greatest man", Malcolm Fraser's tribute to Nelson Mandela, published by the Sydney Morning Herald, whom he first met during the visit to South Africa by the Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons in 1986.
Using material from the Malcolm Fraser collection and Google Maps, Mr Fraser's itinerary from the 1977 federal election has been mapped by Melbourne University's Election Watch 2013 website.