It is somehow apt that Bob Hawke should leave the stage vacant days before what might see the return to a Labor Government.
We should reflect on what the Hawke/Keating Government did for this country.
The image above is the very first I took of Bob, he had just been made the member for Wills. I didn’t photograph him often, the one I love the most is the cover of The Bulletin with Alan Border in the change rooms of the WACCA in Perth. I’m pretty sure he was telling Border what he needed to do to win the game…
The image in the Opera House at the launch of the Labor Campaign at the Opera House in 1983 and with his dad Clem I shot for the National Times and then the last images for The Bulletin again for Lunch with Maxine McKew.
I just remembered the weeks in Russia, when he met Gorbachev … so more to come!
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