Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library, part of the University of South Australia Library, is an integral component of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre that honours one of the 20th century’s most notable Prime Ministers, a third-generation South Australian.

The Library is the first Australian prime ministerial library to be established during the lifetime of the Prime Minister and comprises a major collection of archival records, books and memorabilia. Fitted with advanced climate controls and protection services, the library also houses the Parliamentary Hansard from the Hawke era.

Collections

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library comprises a major collection of archival records, books and memorabilia related to the Hawke era. It is available to users as a unique resource for political and social research and for reference and information purposes. The collection also includes two selected political colleagues from the Hawke era, South Australian Senator Rosemary Crowley and member for Adelaide, Chris Hurford.