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Bob Hawke Bob Hawke i(A62533 works by) (birth name: Robert James Lee Hawke)
Born: Established: 9 Dec 1929 Bordertown, Bordertown - Keith area, South East South Australia, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 16 May 2019 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Bob Hawke had been a trade union leader and Labor politician, before becoming Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991.

Hawke's achievements as prime minister included modernising the economy and integrating it into the global community, establishing Medicare, and championing environmental issues.

He won four federal elections, making him Labor's longest-serving prime minister and Australia's third-longest-serving prime minister behind Robert Menzies and John Howard

He was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil law from Oxford University as part of the 100th anniversary of the Rhodes Scholarship. Hawke was chosen as one of 150 great South Australians by a panel of The Advertiser senior writers to celebrate the 150th Anniversay of The Advertiser newspaper, 12 April 2008.

He married Hazel Hawke in 1956. The couple separated and subsequently divorced after Hawke left office in 1991. Bob Hawke married Blanche D'Alpuget in 1995.

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y separately published work icon Wednesdays with Bob Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2017 12320599 2017 single work biography

'On Wednesdays, Robert J. Hawke - Australia's 23rd and oldest living prime minister - has welcomed Derek Rielly into his home to share fine cigars and irreverent conversation. On a sun-soaked balcony, the maverick young writer and the charismatic old master talk life, death, love, sex, religion, politics, sport ... and everything in between.

On other days, to paint his subject's enigma from the outside, Rielly interviews Hawke's 'Liberal MP rival John Howard, Labor allies Gareth Evans and Kim Beazley, wife and lover Blanche d'Alpuget, live-in stepson Louis Pratt, and friends - diplomat Richard Woolcott, economist Ross Garnaut, advertising guru John Singleton, and longtime mate Col Cunningham.

'The result is an extraordinary portrait of a beloved Australian - a strange, funny, uniquely personal study of Bob Hawke ruminating on his (and our) past, present and future.' (Introduction)

2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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