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RIP Bob Hawke

RIP Bob HawkeIt is with great sadness that College notes the passing of former Australian prime minister and Labor Party leader Bob Hawke (1953, PPE).

After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1952, Hawke was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, he originally came up to Univ to read PPE, but then changed to read for a B. Litt. in Agriculture. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the College in 1983, the same year in which he was elected prime minster of Australia.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones and friends at this time, and a full obituary will be published here in due course.

The Guardian’s tribute can be read online at theguardian.com

Published: 16 May 2019

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