Cabinet records release – 1988 and 1989 in pictures

This selection of photographs was published to coincide with the release of the 1988 and 1989 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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    Ministers Peter Morris, Clyde Holding, Nick Bolkus and Peter Staples with Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Government House, Canberra, 1988.
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    Bob and Hazel Hawke arrive in Moscow, 1988.
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    Bob and Hazel Hawke arrive in Bahrain, 1989.
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    Bob Hawke with a visiting group of Palestinian representatives, 1989.
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    Clyde Holding, Bob Hawke, John Kerin, John Dawkins, Gareth Evans, other ministers and staff at the last Cabinet meeting in the old Cabinet Room, 1988.
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    Bob Hawke with ministers and staff at the last Cabinet meeting in the old Cabinet Room, 1988.
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    Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Bob Hawke, artist Michael Nelson Jagamara and the Duke of Edinburgh at the official opening of new Parliament House, Canberra, 1988.
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    Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas and Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans at the Timor Gap Treaty signing, 1989.
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    The Prince and Princess of Wales attend a Bicentenary event, Sydney, 1988.
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    Telecom advertising, Ballymore football stadium, Brisbane, 1988.
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    US President George Bush and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Washington DC, 1989.
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    Bob and Hazel Hawke attend a Bicentenary event, Sydney, 1988.
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    Opening of new Parliament House, Canberra, 1988.
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    Bob Hawke attends the inauguration of the North-West Shelf Project, Perth, 1989.
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    An Australian Customs drugs-detector dog at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade mail room, Canberra, 1989.
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    Bob Hawke with the Aboriginal Cricket Team before its tour of England, 1988.
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    Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu visiting the CSIRO with Minister for Science Barry Jones, Canberra, 1988.
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    Treasurer Paul Keating at the National Press Club after Budget night, Canberra, 1989.
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    Minister for Local Government and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women, Senator Margaret Reynolds, and Minister for Telecommunications and Aviation Support, Ros Kelly, with the 1908 women's suffrage banner at Parliament House, Canberra, 1988.
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    Minister for Employment, Education and Training John Dawkins, National Press Club, Canberra, 1988.
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    Bob Hawke meets with Mikhail Gorbachev, Moscow, 1988.
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    Dick Cheney and Minister for Defence Kim Beazley at the AUSMIN and AEC meeting in Sydney, 1989.
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