Australia pays tribute to former PM Malcolm Fraser
AS word spread of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's death, Australians have begun sharing their memories of the man and his legacy on Twitter.
The 84-year-old was outspoken and passionate until his end, demanding a "new China vision" on Wednesday, just days before his death.
This is his final post on Twitter:
Time for a new China vision - Asia and the Pacific - ANU http://t.co/vbSJiGDcmW— Malcolm Fraser (@MalcolmFraser12) March 18, 2015
We have now combed social media for tributes to and memories of the late statesmen.
Here is a selection of the best:
Malcolm Fraser election campaign flyer, 1955 pic.twitter.com/S9KU0ogeOK— Canberra Insider (@CanberraInsider) March 19, 2015
Malcolm and Tamie Fraser on a visit to Nigeria and Zambia, 1979 (Photo: National Archives) pic.twitter.com/eqhlSRIzdF— Amy Feldtmann (@AmyFeldtmann) March 19, 2015
Favourite Malcolm Fraser photo. 1975, by Roger Scott pic.twitter.com/TRL8MjAKAe— David Crowe (@CroweDM) March 19, 2015
Malcolm Fraser dies. Literally a giant of Australian politics. pic.twitter.com/w6KF7YrPPq— Tom Gleeson (@nonstoptom) March 19, 2015
Mr Fraser a politician of principle and leader of compassion. A true gentleman with a heart full of empathy. I am devastated.— sarah hanson-young (@sarahinthesen8) March 19, 2015
It is precisely the wrong moment in history for Australia to lose @MalcolmFraser12.— ABC News Intern (@ABCnewsIntern) March 19, 2015
RIP Malcolm Fraser. More than 150,000 Vietnamese joined the Australian family because of him. One of the bravest decisions in our history.— George Megalogenis (@GMegalogenis) March 19, 2015
And finally, the statement made by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the late Malcolm Fraser