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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 of Simon Fraser

Malcolm Fraser's grandfather, Sir Simon Fraser, played a key role in Australian politics, in the colony of Victoria and federally. The National Archives has some files related to his work.

Records

RECORDS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL MACHINERY AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNCTIONS AND POWERS, 1897
The series consists of one item – a bound volume containing the manuscript minutes of the proceedings of the Constitutional Committee, together with printed reports of all three main committees (Constitutional, Judiciary and Finance), and a copy of the draft Bill.
Series: R213
Quantity: 0.09 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1897: Australasian Federal Convention, Committee for the Consideration of Constitutional Machinery and the Distribution of Functions and Powers (CA 5591)
Australian Federal Convention, Constitutional Committee, report and minutes, 1897
Simon Fraser was a member of the Finance Committee.
R213, 1
HONOURS FILES, 'H' SERIES, 1914–22
The policy files of this system start in 1914. Only a few files still exist but they include the 1918 new year honours.
Series: A2923
Quantity: 0.36 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1914–21: Governor-General (CA 1)
Honours – new year, 1918
Includes a recommendation for a Knight Bachelor for Simon Fraser.
A2923, H21

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