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Bob Hawke Archive

Bob Hawke is a former politician who served as the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991. He was born in border town South Australia, and educated in Perth. After completing degrees in both Law and Arts at the University of Western Australia, Hawke won a Rhodes Scholarship and went to Oxford University to continue his studies. In 1958 he took a job as a research officer with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and went on to become ACTU President from 1970-1980. Hawke entered the House of Representatives as the Labor MP for Wills at the 1980 federal election. In February 1983 he became the Leader of the Opposition, and defeated Malcolm Fraser at the 1983 election shortly afterwards. Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating reformed many aspects of the economy, including floating the Australian dollar, deregulating the financial sector and reducing trade barriers. The Hawke Government’s most important initiative was the Prices and Incomes Accord, which reduced industrial disputes and improved economic growth throughout the 1980’s. He used commonwealth laws to take control over world heritage areas, stopping the building of the controversial Frankin River dam in Tasmania in 1983, and passed the Sex Discrimination Act in 1984. Hawke led Labor to victory at four federal elections, making him Australia’s longest serving Labor Prime Minister. Following the 1990 election, Hawke was challenged twice for the leadership by Paul Keating and in December 1991, Hawke was ousted by his own party. After losing the leadership, Hawke announced his retirement from Parliament and went on to pursue business interests and to write his memoirs.

JANUARY, 1970: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) ACTU President...
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01 January, 1970
OCTOBER 12, 1970: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Federal...
By News Ltd
12 October, 1970
APRIL, 1971: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Gough Whitlam,...
By News Ltd
01 April, 1971
NOVEMBER 23, 1971: ADELAIDE, SA. ACTU president...
By Neon Martin
23 November, 1971
1972: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Bob Hawke and wife Hazel...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1972
1972: (L-R) Bob Hawke and former Premier Don Dunstan....
By News Ltd
01 January, 1972
AUGUST 11, 1972: ADELAIDE, SA. President of the...
By News Ltd
11 August, 1972
DECEMBER 4, 1972: ADELAIDE, SA. ACTU president...
By News Ltd
04 December, 1972
MAY 25, 1972: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
25 May, 1973
OCTOBER 5, 1973: ADELAIDE, SA. The ACTU president...
By News Ltd
05 October, 1973
APRIL 18, 1974: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
18 April, 1974
APRIL 18, 1974: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
18 April, 1974
APRIL 18, 1974: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
18 April, 1974
MAY 25, 1972: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
25 May, 1975
AUGUST 4, 1975: MELBOURNE, VIC. Bob Hawke drinks...
By News Ltd
04 August, 1975
OCTOBER 21, 1975: SYDNEY, NSW. Prime Minister...
By John Burney
21 October, 1975
OCTOBER 25, 1975: ADELAIDE, SA. ACTU president...
By News Ltd
25 October, 1975
NOVEMBER 11, 1975: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) ACTU President...
By News Ltd
11 November, 1975
DECEMBER 3, 1985: ADELAIDE, SA. Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
03 December, 1975
DECEMBER 16, 1975: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Tony Street,...
By News Ltd
16 December, 1975
DECEMBER 16, 1975: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Bob Hawke...
By News Ltd
16 December, 1975
FEBRUARY 29, 1976: MELBOURNE, VIC. Bob Hawke plays...
By News Ltd
29 February, 1976
SEPTEMBER 28, 1976: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Bob...
By News Ltd
28 September, 1976
SEPTEMBER 28, 1976: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Bob...
By News Ltd
28 September, 1976
JULY 1, 1977: SYDNEY, NSW. Bob Hawke drinks a...
By News Ltd
01 July, 1977
NOVEMBER 20, 1979: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Bill Haydon...
By Alan Porritt
25 January, 1979
SEPTEMBER 3, 1981: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Entertainer...
By Bob Finlayson
03 September, 1981
OCTOBER 5, 1981: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Bob Hawke...
By News Ltd
05 October, 1981
FEBRUARY 19, 1982: ADELAIDE, SA. Bob Hawke, Shadow...
By Tony Lewis
19 February, 1982
OCTOBER 5, 1982: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Author Blanche...
By Graeme Thomson
05 October, 1982
OCTOBER 5, 1982: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Author Blanche...
By News Ltd
05 October, 1982
FEBRUARY 11, 1983: HOBART, TAS. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By Brett Thomson
11 February, 1983
FEBRUARY 11, 1983: HOBART, TAS. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
11 February, 1983
FEBRUARY 23, 1983: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Federal...
By Ray Strange
23 February, 1983
MARCH 8, 1983: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Treasurer...
By Graeme Thomson
08 March, 1983
MARCH 11, 1983: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By Alan Porritt
11 March, 1983
APRIL 27, 1983: ADELAIDE, SA. Prime Minister Bob...
By Graham Tidy
27 April, 1983
JUNE 30, 1983: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By Graeme Thomson
30 June, 1983
AUGUST 19, 1983: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By Graeme Thomson
19 August, 1983
AUGUST 19, 1983: CANBERRA, ACT. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By Graeme Thomson
19 August, 1983
SEPTEMBER 27, 1983: PERTH, WA. Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
27 September, 1983
SEPTEMBER 27, 1983: PERTH, WA. Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
27 September, 1983
SEPTEMBER 27, 1983: PERTH, WA. Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
27 September, 1983
JANUARY 1, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By Michael Potter
01 January, 1984
JANUARY 23, 1984: CANBERRA, ACT. Prime Minister...
By Graeme Thomson
23 January, 1984
MARCH 1, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. Bob Hawke at Channel...
By John Burney
01 March, 1984
MARCH 14, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Australian...
By News Ltd
14 March, 1984
MARCH 19, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal Treasurer...
By David Hickson
19 March, 1984
MARCH 19, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal Treasurer...
By David Hickson
19 March, 1984
APRIL 6, 1984: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) American...
By News Ltd
06 April, 1984
APRIL 11, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. Prime Minister Bob...
By Barry Norman
11 April, 1984
APRIL 11, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Broadcaster...
By News Ltd
11 April, 1984
APRIL 11, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Broadcaster...
By News Ltd
11 April, 1984
APRIL 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Prime Minister Bob...
By Graham Tidy
18 April, 1984
MAY 25, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Hazel Hawke and...
By David Hickson
25 May, 1984
OCTOBER 20, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Prime Minister...
By Marc Fallander
20 October, 1984
NOVEMBER 3, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. Prime Minister...
By Peter O'Halloran
03 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 20, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
20 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 30, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Kat Cottee,...
By Warwick Lawson
30 November, 1984
DECEMBER 3, 1984: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Hazel...
By Graeme Thomson
03 December, 1984
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