Tamie (right) and Malcolm (middle) Fraser in 2008
|Born||Tamara Margaret Beggs
28 February 1936
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
|Known for||Spouse of the 22nd
Prime Minister of Australia
Born in Adelaide, Tamara Margaret Beggs grew up in western Victoria, where her family (like Malcolm Fraser's) owned a grazing property. She attended Geelong Church of England Girls' Grammar School, The Hermitage.
In 1956 she married Fraser and the couple had four children. Tamie Fraser disliked public speaking and electioneering work, but when her husband fell ill during the crucial election campaign of December 1975, after the dismissal of the Whitlam government, she was required to represent him and speak on his behalf.
Fraser was president of the Australiana Fund from 1978 to 1983. She is President of Australia's Open Garden Scheme. In 2004 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for her service to the community through fostering the recognition and preservation of Australian artistic achievement, for initiating and promoting a range of activities to support people with disabilities, and for support of charitable, health and service groups.
- "Fraser facts". Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- "Tamie Fraser". Australia's Prime Ministers. National Archives of Australia. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
- Australia's Open Garden Scheme
- "FRASER, Tamara Margaret: Officer of the Order of Australia". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 14 June 2004. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
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