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Malcolm Fraser: Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers


Chapter 2: Records about Malcolm Fraser in the National Archives of Australia

Records in personal papers of Robert Menzies, Harold Holt and John Gorton

The papers of Commonwealth persons (which have CP numbers) sometimes contain items that are pertinent to Malcolm Fraser. Examples are the papers of three of the prime ministers under whom he served – Robert Menzies, Harold Holt and John Gorton.

Records

FOLDERS OF PAPERS MAINTAINED BY ROBERT GORDON MENZIES AS PRIME MINISTER, 1949–66
This series consists of folders of papers maintained by Menzies as Prime Minister (1949–66). Most of the papers cover the period 1950 to 1965, although a small number are dated earlier (essentially from 1945) or are from the months following Menzies' retirement.
Series: M2576
Quantity: 2 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1949–66: Prime Minister's Department (CA 12); 1949–66: The Rt Hon Sir Robert Gordon Menzies PC, KT, CH, QC (CP 54)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Menzies – correspondence with members of Parliament, 1947–66
Includes report by Fraser of his visit to the United States, Canada, South Vietnam and Malaysia in July 1964.
M2576, 60
CORRESPONDENCE FILES MAINTAINED BY HAROLD EDWARD HOLT AS PRIME MINISTER, 1966–67
This series consists primarily of correspondence files maintained in the Prime Minister's Office during Holt's prime ministership.
Series: M2684
Quantity: 3 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1966–67: Prime Minister's Department (CA 12); 1966–67: The Rt Hon Harold Edward Holt CH, PC (CP 27)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Holt – correspondence with ministers, 1966–67
Includes Doug Anthony, CE Barnes, Don Chipp, David Fairbairn, AJ Forbes, Malcolm Fraser, Gordon Freeth and John Grey Gorton.
M2684, 129
SPEECHES AND RELATED PAPERS OF HAROLD EDWARD HOLT AS PRIME MINISTER, 1967
This series consists of speeches given by Holt during the second year of his prime ministership. They relate to motor vehicle production, tariff policy, mining and development in Queensland and Western Australia. The series also includes comments made by Fraser as Minister for the Army about Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War.
Series: M4249
Quantity: 0.09 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1967: The Rt Hon Harold Edward Holt CH, PC (CP 27)
Australia's commitment to Vietnam, comments by Malcolm Fraser, 1967
Includes comments Fraser made on Creighton Burns' article in The Age relating to Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War.
M4249, 2
SUBJECT FILES OF THE RT HON JOHN GREY GORTON AS PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, 1968–71
This series consists of subject files maintained by Gorton while he was Prime Minister (1968–71) and subsequently Minister for Defence (1971–72). The files mainly relate to the Vietnam War, the Second Voyager Royal Commission, the Five Power defence arrangements, provision of training facilities for Singapore in Australia, purchase of F111 aircraft, journalist Maxwell Newton, and civil disturbance in New Guinea (and the background to self-government).
Series: M3787
Quantity: 4 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1968–71: Prime Minister's Department (CA 12); 1968–71: The Rt Hon Sir John Grey Gorton GCMG, AC, CH, PC (CP 136)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Gorton – correspondence with ministers, 1968–70
Includes correspondence with Don Chipp, Senator RC Cotton, Senator TC Drake-Brockman, D Fairbairn, A Fairhall, AJ Forbes, Malcolm Fraser, TEF Hughes, AS Hulme, CR Kelly and DJ Killen.
M3787, 38

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Chapter 2
Records about Malcolm Fraser in the National Archives of Australia