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


Chapter 5: Tamie Fraser

Records about Tamie Fraser in the National Archives of Australia

Records

POLITICAL AND PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, ANNUAL ALPHABETICAL SERIES 1976–83
This series was maintained in the Prime Minister's Office while Fraser was Prime Minister. It contains correspondence relating primarily to representations from members of the public; the Wannon electorate; business, church and other community interest groups; Liberal Party branches; and some Liberal Party colleagues.
Series: M1256
Quantity: 11 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1976–83: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1976–83: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – correspondence 'R', 1981
Includes papers relating to the resignation of Andrew Peacock, review of Commonwealth functions, Royal United Services Institute of Australia, Rothmans' 25th year in Australia (brochure), and the Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association; also includes photographs of Malcolm and Tamie Fraser's visit to the Journalists' Club (Sydney, December 1980).
M1256, 1981R PART 1
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – correspondence 'S', 1981
Includes papers relating to Save the Children's Fund, live sheep exports to the Middle East, parliamentary salaries, resignation of WR Withers and the World Vision 40 Hour Famine Appeal; also includes photographs of Malcolm and Tamie Fraser's visit to the State Rail Authority of NSW Exhibit at the Easter Show in Sydney.
M1256, 1981S PART 2
SPEECH NOTES AND RELATED PAPERS, 1972–83
This series consists of speech notes, addresses, articles and related papers of Fraser dating from early March 1972, when he was Minister for Education and Science in the McMahon government, to February 1983 (shortly before the end of his own government).
(PARTIALLY TRANSFERRED TO UMA CUSTODY IN 2006)

Series: M1263
Quantity: 11 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1975–83: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1975: Department of the House of Representatives – Leader of the Opposition (CA 692); 1972–83: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – speech by Mrs Tamie Fraser, Canberra International Motor Inn, 2 April 1981 M1263, 1150
SENIOR ADVISER'S RESEARCH MATERIAL, FIRST SERIES, 1975–76
This series consists of folders of research material accumulated and used by two senior advisers – Dr David Kemp and Petro Georgiou – in the period Fraser was Leader of the Opposition (March–November 1975) and in his first year as Prime Minister (November 1975 – December 1976).
(PARTIALLY TRANSFERRED TO UMA CUSTODY IN 2006)

Series: M1276
Quantity: 2 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1975: Department of the House of Representatives – Leader of the Opposition (CA 692); 1975–76: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51); 1975–76: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office – Senior Adviser (CA 1401)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – papers on the arts, 1970–76
Includes speech notes and catalogues for sculptor Guy Boyd exhibitions and Tamie Fraser's speech notes for the opening of the new Old Tote Theatre premises.
M1276, 16
CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO INTERSTATE VISITS, 1978–81
This series relates to official interstate visits made by Malcolm Fraser, often accompanied by Tamie, during his prime ministership. The files were maintained in the Prime Minister's Office and cover the period April 1978 to September 1982.
Series: M1279
Quantity: 0.18 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1978–81: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1978–81: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – background papers on Cairns trip, 1980
Includes papers relating to the launch of the patrol boat HMAS Warrnambool by Tamie Fraser on 25 October 1980; also includes brief, guest list and program.
M1279, 2
PRESS OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE, 1975–78
This series was primarily maintained by the Prime Minister's Press Office. It covers the period November 1975 to early January 1979, with several papers dating from mid-1975 when Fraser was Leader of the Opposition. The correspondence relates to a wide range of local, national and international issues.
Series: M1280
Quantity: 0.54 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1975–78: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1975–78: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – press and media relations, 1976–78 M1280, 16 PART 3
PRIVATE OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1975–83
The series was created by the Prime Minister's Office during Fraser's prime ministership and covers a range of administrative functions and events. It includes job applications and staff appointments (for example, Press Secretary, Electorate Secretary, Economic Adviser and office secretaries), office accommodation, furniture and equipment, air conditioning, telephones, security, travel arrangements, and Commonwealth car use by the Prime Minister, ministers and ministerial staff. Several papers concern Fraser's Melbourne Office, The Lodge, Kirribilli, official visits overseas (for example, Japan), his appointment to the Privy Council, the family property, Nareen, and other personal matters.
Series: M1281
Quantity: 1 metre (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1975–83: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1975–83: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – relating to family matters, Nareen, Bolaro Station, stamp collection etc, 1970–82 M1281, 20 PART 1
CORRESPONDENCE WITH NON-MINISTERIAL GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, 1976–79
Correspondence covers parliamentary reform (for example, sitting hours, voting methods, legislation procedure and the committee system), Party Room ballots and leaks, requests from backbenchers for more participation in the formulation of government policy, and electoral tactics and campaigns. Other papers relate to public service matters such as re-organisation of the Department of Defence, Commonwealth Public Service Superannuation Scheme and the retirement age of public servants. It also includes non-parliamentary matters.
Series: M1334
Quantity: 1 metre (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1976–79: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1976–79: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – correspondence – government members of Parliament 'R', 1976–79
Includes Philip Ruddock, Peter Richardson and Peter Rae; also includes papers relating to Medibank, Amnesty International, appointment of Sir John Kerr as Australian Ambassador to UNESCO, and photographs of Malcolm and Tamie Fraser attending a Liberal Party picnic at Castle Hill, New South Wales.
M1334, 18
CORRESPONDENCE FILES, ALPHABETICAL SERIES, 1975–83
This series contains correspondence addressed to Tamie Fraser and was maintained by her personal secretary during the prime ministership of her husband, Malcolm. It covers the period from November 1975 to February 1983, but also includes some papers with an earlier date.
Series: M1383
Quantity: 2 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1975–83: Tamara Margaret Fraser AO (CP 308)
Mrs Tamie Fraser – correspondence 'E', 1976–83
Includes correspondence relating to cruelty to animals, immigration, income tax, employment, import duties and adoption of Thai children.
M1383, 5 PART 2
Mrs Tamie Fraser – correspondence 'K', 1976–82
Includes correspondence relating to taxation, Australia–Middle East relations, immigration, adoption laws, uranium mining and fees for overseas students.
M1383, 11 PART 1
Mrs Tamie Fraser – correspondence 'miscellaneous letters', 1975–82
Includes correspondence relating to sex education in schools, irrigation, laryngitis remedy, invasion of Afghanistan, ban on smoking advertisements, water fluoridation and the national anthem.
M1383, 15
Mrs Tamie Fraser – correspondence, 1981
Includes correspondence relating to media reports concerning Malcolm Fraser's state of health; also includes ABC TV interview by Richard Carleton (2 October 1981).
M1383, 16 PART 3
Mrs Tamie Fraser – correspondence 'W', 1976–83
Includes correspondence relating to the Tasmanian Family Planning Association, Housing Commission accommodation, adoption of Vietnamese and Kampuchean children, invitation to participate in Women's Weekly feature, Girl Guides Association (NSW) bridal fashion parade, muscular dystrophy research in England, personal income tax, Kangaroo Island (South Australia) soldier settlement scheme and immigration.
M1383, 25 PART 3
INVITATIONS ACCEPTED AND DECLINED, 1975–83
The invitations in this series are from a diverse range of sources such as social welfare organisations, church and other community groups, professional associations, Liberal Party branches, the media, and representatives from business and commercial interests. As well as the invitations and related correspondence, the files also contain exhibition catalogues, theatre programs, brochures and booklets detailing sporting events, agricultural shows and fashion awards.
Series: M1384
Quantity: 1 metre (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1975–83: Tamara Margaret Fraser AO (CP 308)
Mrs Tamie Fraser – invitations declined, October–December 1977
Includes correspondence relating to the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia, Wesley Church (Colac, Victoria), Women's Aglow Fellowship, Executives Association of Australia (brochure), Women of the Year luncheon, Australian Opera Auditions Committee (NSW), Metal Trades Industries Association, Parents without Partners (ACT), Royal Commonwealth Society (Geelong), and the Australian Jockey Club (Randwick).
M1384, 8
Mrs Tamie Fraser – invitations accepted, September–December 1979
Includes correspondence relating to the Australian Club (Melbourne), La Traviata (opera) and Patience (operetta), Embassy of Portugal, Canberra Youth Orchestra, Canberra Grammar School, Roche Research Institute of Marine Pharmacology (NSW), Quest of Quests Beauty Pageant (Albert Hall, Canberra), Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Liberal Party functions and the Royal Melbourne Show.
M1384, 15
ARRANGEMENTS FOR OVERSEAS VISITS AND AUSTRALIAN STATE OCCASIONS, 1976–82
This series contains papers relating to overseas visits made by Malcolm and Tamie Fraser, and to state occasions in Australia during Fraser's prime ministership. The series covers the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (London 1977, Sydney 1978 and Melbourne 1981), the Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting (Suva 1982), royal visits to Australia (1977, 1980–82) and visits by the Frasers to New Zealand, Fiji, India, China, Japan, Canada, United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Germany, United Kingdom, Lusaka and Mauritius (1976–82). In addition to the travel arrangements and detailed daily itineraries for Tamie Fraser, the series contains ladies' programs, luncheon guest lists, lists of gifts given and received, brochures of places visited and thank you letters.
Series: M1385
Quantity: 0.36 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1976–82: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Minister's Office (CA 1401); 1976–82: Tamara Margaret Fraser AO (CP 308)
Mrs Tamie Fraser – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, London, June 1977
Includes papers relating to travel arrangements, Mansion House luncheon, and itineraries for London, Brussels and Washington.
M1385, 1
Mrs Tamie Fraser – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Sydney, February 1978
Includes papers relating to the opening ceremony; gifts for delegates' spouses; ladies' program; and schedules for luncheons, dinners and visits to the Opera House, the Rocks and West Pennant Hills Koala Park.
M1385, 2
Mrs Tamie Fraser – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Melbourne, September–October 1981
Includes papers relating to the opening ceremony, banquet, ballet, dinner at the Hilton, Rippon Lea luncheon in honour of the wives of heads of government and ministers, and press clippings.
M1385, 3 PART 1
Mrs Tamie Fraser – overseas visit – Canada, United States of America, July 1976
Includes papers relating to the itinerary, protocol for Washington and official program.
M1385, 8
Mrs Tamie Fraser – overseas visit January–February 1979 – India, 1978–81
Includes papers relating to travel; opening of Australian tapestry exhibition (and catalogues); shopping; itineraries for Taj Mahal (Agra), Bombay, Ramnagar, Chandigarth; official programs; and 'Notes for official visitors' (for the visit of the Governor-General and Prime Minister, August 1981).
M1385, 13
Mrs Tamie Fraser – royal visits to Australia 1977, 1980, 1981 and 1982, 1976–82
Includes papers relating to itineraries, parliamentary receptions, luncheons at The Lodge, dinner at Government House, guest lists, Her Majesty the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attending the opening of the High Court of Australia building (26 May 1980), and official programs.
M1385, 16
Mrs Tamie Fraser – royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, London, July 1981
Includes papers relating to the itinerary, list of royalty, Commonwealth heads of state and other guests, list of guests attending ladies' luncheon at Stoke Lodge (Hyde Park), and official programs.
M1385, 17
VIDEO REFERENCE COPIES OF M1338, VIDEO CASSETTES, 2004
This series contains audiovisual reference copies of M1338, video cassettes. They were created to ensure the preservation of the original records. The format of these copies may differ from the format of the original item. They are to be used for reference purposes only.
Series: M4382
Quantity: 3 metres (Sydney)
Recorded by: 2004–: National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office (CA 8559); 2004–: The Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH (CP 51)
Personal papers of Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser – interview 'Off Air' variety Italian style – The Right Honourable M Fraser, The Honourable M Mackellar, Mrs Tamie Fraser, 1977
Format: videotape; quantity: 1 of 1 tapes; duration: 15 minutes, 10 seconds; type: colour VHS.
M4382, 32
Personal papers of Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser – Malcolm Fraser and Mrs Tamie Fraser at Telethon, 1978 M4382, 43

Photographs

PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES AND PRINTS, SINGLE NUMBER SERIES WITH 'L' (LIBRARY) PREFIX, 1945–71
This series comprises photographic negatives and prints taken by the government photographers in the Australian News and Information Bureau. The photos were taken to capture Australian society from a specific perspective and promote the country overseas. A diverse range of subjects are covered including the Australian Government's post-war initiatives (such as the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme) and developments in industry including engineering, mining, manufacturing, farming, forestry, agriculture, fisheries and food production. Other subjects include Australian flora, fauna, a wide range of indigenous aspects (both Papua New Guinean and Aboriginal), cities and towns, sporting events and recreational activities. Official content includes Parliament in session, diplomatic visits of foreign dignitaries and officials, the Queen's visit to Australia, and the Prime Minister, Governor-General and other ministers attending various events.
Series: A1200
Quantity: 100 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1945–50: Department of Information, Central Office (CA 34); 1950–71: Australian News and Information Bureau, Canberra (CA 219)
Mrs Malcolm Fraser, 1964 A1200, L46918
PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES AND PRINTS, DAILY SINGLE NUMBER SERIES, 1971–
These photographic negatives and prints cover a wide range of subjects and assignments on the political, economic and social life of Australia. Among them are images of agricultural shows, geographical sites, educational institutions and migrant activities.
Series: A6180
Quantity: 44 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1973–87: Australian Information Service (CA 1578); 1987–94: Australian Overseas Information Service (CA 6785); 1994–: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Central Office (CA 5987)
Mrs Tamie Fraser at the site of the new Darwin Anglican Cathedral, 1976 A6180, 9/8/76/2
Mrs Tamie Fraser at the site of the new Darwin Anglican Cathedral cementing the time capsule in the wall, 1976 A6180, 9/8/76/3
Mrs Tamie Fraser accepts a painting for the Australiana Fund, 1981 A6180, 24/2/81/6
PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOUR NEGATIVES, CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES WITH 'KN' OR 'RKN' PREFIX AND A SINGLE NUMBER SUFFIX, 1971–
This series comprises a collection of colour negatives that vary in size. Some are 35mm, 6cm x 6cm or 5' x 4'; others are odd sizes in between.
Series: A8746
Quantity: 26 metres (Canberra)
Recorded by: 1973–87: Australian Information Service, Canberra (CA 1578)
Tamara Fraser at The Lodge, 1978 A8746, 30/3/78/1
Tamara Fraser at The Lodge, 1978 A8746, 30/3/78/3

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