• University of Melbourne Archives
  1. “Bread & Butter issues” in the 1955 Wannon election: Malcolm Fraser and the Labor split

    Timo Eckhardt The Australian federal elections held on the December 10 1955 marked an important change in Australian politics that would endure for the next 23 …


  2. Fraser’s Political Football

    Adam Eldridge-Imamura  In a draft letter dated 6 June 1954 to the Melbourne newspaper The Sun News Pictorial, Fraser disputes an article that was published on …


  3. ‘Dear Householder’

    Electorate letter from Malcolm Fraser, 14 April, 1954

    Anton Donohoe-Marques ‘Dear Householder,’ begins this intriguing letter from former Liberal Party Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser’s first political campaign for the electorate of Wannon, in 1954. …


  4. The Una Fraser Collection

    Una Fraser with Malcolm Fraser, 1930

    The Una Fraser collection in the University of Melbourne Archives includes two large scrapbooks of various ephemera – newspaper cut-outs, photos, letters – collected by Una …


  5. The Overland Letter

    James Graham, overland letter, 12 July 1839

    Nathaniel Cutter James Graham’s Overland Letter provides a vivid account of the early settlement of Victoria and of the hopefulness of many of its settlers, and …


  6. ‘A Humane and Intimate Administration’: The Red Cross’ World War Two Wounded, Missing and Prisoner of War Cards

    Geneva Bureau

    Fiona Ross Senior Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives Private Rawson’s mother first contacted the Red Cross in early April 1942, six weeks after her son was …


  7. The AIF Malayan Nursing Scholarship

    Nurse Ooi Soh Im (left) and Nurse Alice Chia

    Professor Christina Twomey, Monash University Alice Chia and Ooi Soh Im arrived in Australia in 1947, the first recipients of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) Malayan …


  8. Women’s Liberation and Feminist Sources at UMA

    Women's Liberation: March on March

    Sue Fairbanks, Acting University Archivist When Germaine Greer visited Australia in 1971 to see her family and promote the paperback edition of The Female Eunuch, the …


  9. Fletcher Jones: How the 1956 Melbourne Olympics skirt changed everything!

    It is 2016 and once again Olympic fever has taken hold across the country. Australia is a sporting nation which has always taken a keen interest …


  10. Mindswap: The Female Eunuch Index Cards

    The Old View, index card

    By Rachel Buchanan, Curator, Germaine Greer Archive The first card is written in a black Texta that has faded, 47 years on, to a bruised purple. In …


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