About this record
This is a black-and-white photograph of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke, Australia's twenty-third Prime Minister. An official portrait shows him mid-speech. Known as 'Bob', Hawke won the 1983 election after only being Opposition leader for one month. He went on to lead the Labor government for eight years. He focused on matters such as globalisation, micro-economic reform and industrial relations. Information about Hawke's life before, during and after office can be found by clicking the links below.
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