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.
For more information about the collection, please contact the curator, Katie Wood, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Select documents relating to the 1975 political crisis have been digitised and are now available online. These include Shadow Cabinet and Joint Party meeting minutes and handwritten notes by Mr Fraser, not available elsewhere online.
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."