Cabinet records release - 1984 and 1985 in pictures

This selection of photographs was published to coincide with the release of the 1984 and 1985 Cabinet records of the Hawke Government. The photographs, which depict some key events of the period, are in the National Archives’ collection.

Please cite the National Archives of Australia if you reproduce any of these images.

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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with farmers at Parliament House.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke welcomed by US President Ronald Reagan.
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    Return of Uluru to traditional Indigenous owners in 1985.
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    Australians take the opportunity to view the construction of the new Parliament House, March 1985.
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    Senator Susan Ryan, Minister for Education and Youth Affairs with young Australians.
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    This child and his family were at Wacol migrant hostel, Queensland, 1984.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with Vice President George Bush.
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    Members of the Hawke Ministry in 1984 on the steps of Parliament House, Canberra.
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    Minister for Resources and Energy, Senator Gareth Evans greets visiting Japanese Trade Minister, Mr Keyino Maurata.
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    Prince Charles and the Princess of Wales arrive for 1985 Royal Tour.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with Mike Carlton and Kate Fitzpatrick at opening of National Film and Sound Archive, 1984.
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    Nuclear disarmament demonstration, Melbourne, 1984.
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    Australian fashion designer, Jenny Kee with some of her range.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with Torres Strait Islander visitors at Parliament House, Canberra.
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    Australian team’s outfits for Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke launches ALP campaign for 1 December 1984 general election.
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    Prohibited area notice on the Emu/Nawa Road, Maralinga site, South Australia.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with cricket captains Clive Lloyd (left) and Kim Hughes (right).
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    Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce, Senator John Button and visiting General Secretary, Chinese Communist Party, Hu Yaobang, 1985.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and visiting General Secretary, Chinese Communist Party, Hu Yaobang, 1985.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with 1984 Olympic Games swimming team members.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and visiting Prime Minister of Japan, Yashuriro Nakasone, 1985.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke welcomed by US President Ronald Reagan, 1985.
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    Coal to oil research at Australian Coal Industry Research Laboratories, 1985.
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    Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pam O’Neill with Senator Susan Ryan and Senator Gareth Evans, 1984.
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    An English class for migrants at Mount St Canice migrant hostel, Hobart.
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    Electrical engineer Amadeo Sala AM of Western Australia with the ‘heart’ of Encryptor, an electronic security scrambling device.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Mrs Hazel Hawke at opening of National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, 1984.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Mrs Hazel Hawke welcome visiting Prime Minister of Japan, Yashuriro Nakasone and Mrs Nakasone, 1985.
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