Primary contactHawke Building, University of South Australia, City West Campus, 50-60 North Terrace, Adelaide Postal address: GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library was established by the University of South Australia in December 1997 as an integral component of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. The Centre honours Bob Hawke, a third generation South Australian and one of the most notable Prime Ministers of Australia.
The Library is the first Australian prime ministerial library to be established during the lifetime of the prime minister concerned, and is the home of the Bob Hawke Collection.
The role and objectives of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library are to:
The Library focuses on the public contribution of Prime Minister Robert James Lee Hawke, 1983-1991, providing and managing a repository of archival records, published materials and memorabilia in all formats relevant to the life and time of Bob Hawke.
In addition the library has focused on two designated colleagues from the Hawke Ministries, Rosemary Crowley and Chris Hurford.
The library's archival collection contains the unpublished papers and other records of Bob Hawke with the major collection being original documents consisting of private papers, not deemed Commonwealth or State records. The archival collection is predominantly paper based but does include photographs, newspaper cuttings, posters, sound recordings and other audiovisual materials related to Bob Hawke.
The Library has also acquired the personal papers, photographs and memorabilia of South Australian former federal parliamentarians, Senator Rosemary Crowley and Chris Hurford, Member of the House of Representatives.
The Library has a collection of published materials, primary and secondary reference sources and realia.
Quantity: 186 m archival records; 45 m government and published material.