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Robert Hawke: Powerhouse Museum

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Badge, circular tin plate, federal election 1983, ‘Bob Hawke. Bringing Australia Together. Australian Labor Party’, 1983.

Medallion, ‘Two Bob’, ob. & verso depict Bob Hawke.

Medallion, ‘Two Bob’, ob. & verso depict Bob Hawke.

Audio cassette, launch of book Linda Jackson: The Art of Fashion, 1987 – includes a speech by, and interview with, Hazel Hawke, wife of Prime Minister Hawke, and an interview with Linda Jackson. The tape bears the label of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Side A only used (part of Linda Jackson Archive).

Videotape, VHS, segments from television shows, 1987–88 – segments from Today, Channel Nine, 16 November 1987 re launch of book Linda Jackson: The Art of Fashion, featuring interviews with Linda Jackson, Hazel Hawke (wife of Prime Minster Hawke) and Zara Powell; and from Australia Day – Ray Martin, 26 January 1988, featuring a child, Emily Nicholson, wearing a Linda Jackson dress (part of Linda Jackson Archive).

Files, Victa Vortex release, Victa Pty Ltd, Australia, 1983 – these files deal with the promotional launch of the Victa Vortex mower, which was marketed with features such as a new high performance engine, revolutionary cutting and catching systems, and considerably quieter than other lawn mowers. A major promotional launch at Randwick Racecourse on 12 August 1983 involving Hawke, the newly elected Prime Minister, was organised by the Victa public relations department. This series contains copies of the welcoming address, photographs of the launch and of Hawke, newspaper clippings, guest lists, catering arrangements and other related material (part of Victa Archive).

Photographic prints (3), black and white, and colour transparency, David Mist at Work on Location, paper / acetate, David Mist / unknown, Sydney, 1980s – prints possibly taken at the Seymour Centre theatre. They show Mist photographing Hawke and others, including Bob Brown, Grant Kenny and Sigrid Thornton, with a colour transparency of the photograph Mist is shown taking (part of David Mist Archive).

Poster, ‘You need Medibank – Medibank needs you’, offset print on paper, featuring ‘The Medimess’ cartoon by Bruce Petty, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1975–76 – the text reads: ‘You need medibank – / medibank needs you / Support Medibank / and Medibank Private, Authorised by R.J. Hawke President ACTU’.

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