Cabinet records release – 1986 and 1987 in pictures

This selection of photographs was published to coincide with the release of the 1986 and 1987 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 staff at the last Cabinet meeting in the old Cabinet Room, 1988.
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    Cabinet on the steps of Parliament House, 1987.
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    The media in the National Tally Room on election night, 1987 (Michelle Gratton, Russell Barton).
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and President Ronald Reagan at the White House, 1986.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in Israel, 1987.
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    The Royal Australian Air Force’s first women pilots training, 1987.
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    Halley’s Comet returned to view, 1986.
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    First Fleet re-enactment ships in Fremantle Harbour, 1987.
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    Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Clancy visit School of the Air, 1986.
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    The new Parliament House tapestry takes shape, 1986.
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    Minister for Defence Kim Beazley and US Secretary of Defence Caspar Weinberger, Sydney, 1986.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Vancouver, 1987.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke at Questacon in Canberra, 1987.
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    Players after a training session during the Aboriginal cricket team tour to England in 1987 that commemorated the tour 100 years earlier.
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    Bill Neidjie and Clyde Holding, 1986.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with performers Peter, Paul and Mary, 1986.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with British actor Paul Eddington of Yes Minister, 1986.
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    Minister for Health Dr Neal Blewett launches the National Measles Campaign, 1987.
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    Prime Minister Bob Hawke with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yu, 1986.
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