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Robert Hawke: John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library

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InstitutionJohn Curtin Prime Ministerial Library
Building 200, Curtin University
Kent St
Bentley, Perth

Hazel Hawke donated a first consignment of her papers to the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library in 1999. These records document her time at the Prime Minister's Lodge (1983-1991) and include a comprehensive set of speeches that she delivered in her role as the wife of Prime Minister Bob Hawke. In 1999 and 2000, the JCPML undertook a series of interviews with Mrs Hawke and some of her family and close associates.

In 2009, a further consignment of papers which Mrs Hawke had previously identified for donation was received from her family. These records cover Mrs Hawke's life before and after her period in The Lodge and provide insights into both her public work in the community and some of her personal interests. This addition includes correspondence, personal and official photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, memorabilia, newspaper cuttings and files maintained by Mrs Hawke on a range of subjects. Also included are books from the Hawke family library, many of which contain inscriptions.

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library’s Electronic Research Archive provides digital access via the internet to further details and finding aids for the Hazel Hawke records in its collection.

Collection formats include manuscripts, typescripts, photographs, audio and video recordings, artworks, scrapbooks, published material and files.

View the Hazel Hawke records in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

FormatsMultimedia, Online, Paper, Photos
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