Bob Hawke is one of Australia’s most iconic Prime Ministers – and he was born right here in 1929 while his father, Clem, was posted in Bordertown as the Congregational Minister.
Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke was born on 9 December 1929 in Bordertown, South Australia. He was the younger of the two sons of Congregational minister Clem Hawke and Ellie (Lee) Hawke, a former teacher.
In 1939, after Bob Hawke’s 18-year-old brother Neil died, the family moved to Perth, Western Australia and settled in the suburb of West Leederville.
The Bob Hawke Gallery features a collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, paintings and memorabilia acknowledging and celebrating Bordertown as the birth place of our former Prime Minister. The collection also includes a portrait of Bob Hawke by artist Michael Henwood.
Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 11.30 am
If you are interested in Bob Hawke, you may also want to visit Hawke House.