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 of the Committee for the Consideration of Constitutional Machinery and the Distribution of Functions and Powers, 1897
- Honours files, 'H' series, 1914–22
|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.
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.
|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.
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.