Guide to the Papers of Tim Fischer [JHL 005]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Tim Fischer
Manuscript Number JHL 005
Last Updated August 2021
Extent 2 boxes 2 oversize
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Newspaper clippings kept by Tim Fischer


Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

This collection comprises of press clippings kept by The Honourable Tim Fischer AC

Date Range of Content

1950 - 2002

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article:

Tim Fischer was an Australian politician and diplomat. Fischer served with the Australian Army in the Vietnam War. On his return he bought a farming property at Boree Creek. He served in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1971 to 1984. He was elected to the House of Representatives at the 1984 election, representing the Division of Farrer until his retirement in 2001. He replaced Charles Blunt as leader of the National Party in 1990, and in the Howard Government served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade. After leaving politics, Fischer served as chairman of Tourism Australian from 2004 to 2007, and was later Ambassador to the Holy See from 2009 to 2012.

Administrative Information

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: The permission of The Howard Library Director is required to access this collection. 

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material for private study and research is approved. 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Tim Fischer, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, JHL 005, Box [Number]


The collection was donated to The Howard Library by Tim Fischer in 2017.

Subject Keywords



Personal Names

Timothy Andrew Fischer 1946 - 2019


Politician, farmer, diplomat

Container List


Box 1

Press clippings 1996 - 2001

Press clippings 1979

Press clippings 1980

Press clippings 1980

Press clippings 1973 - 1990


Box 2 

Press clippings 1970s

Press clippings 1990 - 1992

Press clippings 1973 - 1975

Press clippings 1974 - 1977

Press clippings 1975 - 1976


Box 3 

Press clippings 1976 - 1977

Press clippings 1977 - 1978

Press clippings 1978 - 1979

Press clippings 1969 - 1971

Press clippings 1971 - 1973

Press clippings 1980 - 1988


Box 4 

Press clippings 1997 - 1998

Press clippings 1996 - 1997

Press clippings 2000 - 2002

Press clippings 1998 - 2000

Press clippings 1988 - 1994

Press clippings 1993 - 1996