Fraser was born in Scotland and worked as a teacher in a private school at Maitland. On retirement he moved to Sydney. Fraser was a member of the Royal Society of New South Wales and published works about Aboriginal people from NSW during the 1880s and 1890s.
Dr Geoff Ford, Darkiñung Recognition An Analysis of the Historiography for the Aborigines from the Hawkesbury-Hunter Ranges to the Northwest of Sydney: [commonly written with English characters as 'Darkinung', Darkinyung or Darkinjung], Masters Thesis, University of Sydney, 2010, pp. 198, 334.
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