Bob Hawke

BOB HAWKE AND THE ASIA PACIFIC
UNTIL DECEMBER 2021
THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL CENTRE'S KERRY PACKER CIVIC GALLERY

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (Thursdays until 6pm)
Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide MAP
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library

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This exhibition is a photographic history of Hawke’s engagement with the Asia Pacific region as Prime Minister, alongside honours and memorabilia that showcase his legacy.

Under Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s leadership Australia’s engagement with the Asia Pacific greatly expanded. The world was reshaping economically, and China emerged on the world stage as a growing economic power. Australia sought to leverage this growth by establishing multilateral foreign policies with both China and its Asian neighbours.

Hawke sought to utilise Asia Pacific international institutions, to successfully build rapport with foreign power players, and help foster a more cohesive and economically engaged Asia Pacific region, with Australia firmly placed as a key partner.

After Hawke retired from politics, he maintained strong relationships with the Asia Pacific region, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, from Rikkyo University, Tokyo in 2003.

Many Asia Pacific countries strengthened their multi regional organisations during his period in power, and later honoured Hawke for his service and perseverance as a member in reshaping the region.

This exhibition can be viewed in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery alongside the Hawke Centre’s Advancing Australia Fair, Bob Hawke and his Government exhibition. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library welcomes you to explore the Bob Hawke Collection, to arrange an appointment to visit or for further information contact ask.library.unisa.edu.au.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library

Image: Prime Minister Hawke arriving in Papua New Guinea for an official visit in 1990. Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia, digitized from the photograph in the Bob Hawke Collection.


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