Vale Bob Hawke: 1929 - 2019

Bob Hawke was a key player in the establishment of the Evatt Foundation in his then capacity as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, He was also among the speakers at the launch of the Evatt Foundation in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney on 27 September 1979 - 40 years ago this year. Before a large audience of supporters, his was one of the inspirational speeches, which were also made by (in order) by: Sir Richard Kirby, the inaugural President of the Evatt Foundation, Sir Zelman Cowen, Governor-General of Australia, Neville Wran, QC MP, Premier of New South Wales, Bill Hayden, MP, Leader of the Federal Labor Party, Hal Missingham, former Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Faith Bandler, leader of the successful campaign to remove discriminatory provisions of the Constitution in the 1967 referendum on Aboriginal Australians. The vote of thanks was moved by Gough Whitlam, AC QC, former Prime Minister of Australia. A great national leader and a major figure in the history of the Australian labour movement: Vale Bob Hawke.