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Papers of Andrew Fisher, 1883-1983 (bulk 1901-1921) [manuscript]
Bib ID 342948
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Fisher, Andrew, 1862-1928
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1883-1983 
7.73 m. (14 boxes) + 8 fol. boxes and 5 elephant fol. items. 
Summary

The collection includes correspondence on family and official matters, departmental minutes and administrative papers, press cuttings, photographs, personal documents, and books and pamphlets. Much of this material document Fisher's political career, especially his terms as Australia's Prime Minister (1908-1909, 1910-1913, 1914-1915), and his work as High Commissioner in London (1915-1921). The correspondents include George Ryland, Matthew Reid, W. Demaine, J. C. Watson, Frank Tudor, D. C. McGrath, James Page, Albert Gardiner, W. G. Higgs, Josiah Thomas, Sir George Pearce, Keith A. Murdoch, W.M. Hughes, Sir George Reid, Colonel Anderson and General Birdwood. One folder of material relates to social engagements and other activities of Fisher's daughter, Margaret Fisher.

Biography/History

Andrew Fisher was Prime Minister of Australia in 1908-1909, 1910-1913 and 1914-1915. He resigned from office to become Australia's High Commissioner in London from 1915 to his retirement in 1921.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 2919.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C254.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (18 p.) available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/2919.html 
Subjects Fisher, Margaret, - 1904-1988 - Archives.  |  Fisher, Andrew, - 1862-1928 - Archives.  |  Ambassadors - England - Archives.  |  Prime ministers - Australia - Archives.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1901-1922.  |  Australia - Foreign relations - Great Britain.  |  Great Britain - Foreign relations - Australia.
Time Coverage 1883-1983 
Occupation Diplomats.  |  Federal politicians.
Other authors/contributors Fisher, Margaret, 1904-1988

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