ON AUSTRALIAN SOIL:
HAWKE’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY
13 FEBRUARY 2023 - 31 MAY 2023

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'This is our country our future. I give my commitment to the children of Australia that my generation will hand on to you a better country, a brighter future’  Bob Hawke, Our Country, Our Future – 1989

Bob Brown once described Bob Hawke as, ‘Australia’s Environmental Prime Minister’. The Hawke Government oversaw a period of extraordinary progress in Australia’s environmental history, firstly delivering on a 1983 election promise to stop the Franklin River damming.

The Hawke Government created an environmental legacy - protecting wilderness areas, expanding and gaining new World Heritage listings, preventing mining in Antarctica, and introducing Landcare, among many other ground-breaking environmental policies. Hawke built mutually beneficial relationships with the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Society. As Early as 1989 the government considered reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions.

This exhibition, On Australian Soil: Hawke’s Environmental Legacy will explore the Hawke Government’s environmental actions and policies.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

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February 2023 - May 2023
Open weekdays 9am - 6pm
FREE ENTRY

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
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

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.

Image Top Right: Image credit: Bob Hawke campaigning in Hobart, 21 February 1983. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA: A6180, 21/2/83/8)
Image Bottom Right: Cover of Bob Hawke’s annotated Our Country, Our Future : Statement on the Environment, launched in 1989

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 PRESENTED BY
THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL CENTRE AND THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL LIBRARY

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While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.

 

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.