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Just Call Me Bob (RJL Hawke Remembered)

Australian Story celebrates the extraordinary life and career of Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd and most popular prime minister, who died aged 89 on 16th May 2019.

Hawke won four elections, becoming Labor's longest-serving prime minister and overseeing profound economic and social reform. Eventually Hawke's fruitful relationship with treasurer Paul Keating soured and he lost the leadership of the party, bringing to an end a stellar career.

Hawke approached his final years content with his life and proud of his achievements, saying "I don't think about death, I'm not frightened of death".

This intimate portrait features extensive archive, including rare photos from the family's private collection, and revealing interviews with Hawke, his biographer and second wife Blanche D'Alpuget and his three children.

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