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Chapter 3: Records about Malcolm Fraser in the University of Melbourne Archives

Early life

Image 34: Malcolm Fraser as a young boy, c. 1939.

Image 34: Malcolm Fraser as a young boy, c. 1939.
UMA, 2007.0069, PA/119
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Malcolm Fraser was born in Toorak, Melbourne, on 21 May 1930. His father, John Neville Fraser, studied law at Oxford University, but on his return to Australia focused on pastoral work. He married Una Woolf in 1926, with whom he had two children, Lorraine (1926– ) and Malcolm. The family lived at Balpool-Nyang in New South Wales before moving to Nareen station in western Victoria in 1943. Malcolm Fraser attended Tudor House School in New South Wales followed by Melbourne Grammar, after which he was admitted to Oxford University (Magdalen College) to study politics, philosophy and economics.

Records

UNA FRASER COLLECTION
This collection is the first accession of the personal papers of Malcolm Fraser's mother, Una. She was born to Louis and Amy Woolf in Albany, Western Australia, on 10 July 1902. Along with papers representing the personal interests and friendships of Una Fraser, are writings from Malcolm Fraser from his time at Tudor House School, news clippings of items relating to Malcolm and Lorraine, and family photographs.
Series: 2007.0053
Quantity: 0.57 metres
Malcolm Fraser's school days, 1937–83
Includes correspondence, news cuttings of plays in which Fraser participated, and a short piece of prose written by Fraser in 1942.
item 1/1, box 1
UNA FRASER COLLECTION
This collection is the second accession of the personal papers of Malcolm Fraser's mother, Una. It includes more correspondence from Fraser at Tudor House School, school reports, news cuttings and photographs.
Series: 2008.0058
Quantity: 0.18 metres
Letters from JM Fraser at Tudor House, 1940–43
Includes correspondence from Fraser to his parents from his first days at Tudor House to his days at Melbourne Grammar.
item 1/1, box 1
MALCOLM FRASER COLLECTION
This series consists of one diary written by Fraser during a road trip undertaken with his friend Gavin Casey (a nephew of the former Governor-General Richard Casey) in 1949. The two travelled through western Victoria to Broken Hill and Bourke, and then to Canberra before returning to Victoria.
Series: 2008.0063
Quantity: 0.18 metres
Diary, trip through New South Wales with Gavin Casey, March 1949
Includes a 16-page essay titled 'Two thousand miles in a month', in which Fraser reflects on the trip and his feelings for Australia more generally.
item 1, box 1
MALCOLM FRASER COLLECTION
This series contains textbook notes, essays and examination papers created by Fraser when he was an undergraduate student at Magdalen College, Oxford University (1949–52).
Series: 2005.0082
Quantity: 0.50 metres
Oxford – notebook – political theorists (1) Hobbes, (2) Rousseau, c1952
Contains several notebooks of Fraser's writings on classic philosophers, including Locke and Machiavelli. They provide an interesting insight into the formation of the young Fraser's political philosophy.
item 5, box 1
MALCOLM FRASER COLLECTION
This series contains material that was originally housed in Fraser's office and covers a diverse range of subjects, from university notes and documents relating to the Dismissal, to CARE Australia files from the 2000s.
Series: 2010.0013
Quantity: 9 metres
University notes from Oxford, 1950s
Comprises essays on topics such as the Australian labour movement in 1890–93, tariff policies, the French revolution, philosophy and economic organisation.
item 8/1, box 43

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Chapter 3
Records about Malcolm Fraser in the University of Melbourne Archives