The day Bob Hawke captivated Sunraysia

Then Prime Minister Bob Hawke greets Sunraysia residents.

Then Prime Minister Bob Hawke greets Sunraysia residents.

IN 1983, Mildura resident Jenny Gibbons packed her husband and one-year-old son into the car to meet their Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.

A glance of the Prime Minister would have been enough for the family, but to their surprise, they were warmly greeted by someone who seemed to be more than just the leader of the country.

Mr Hawke was yesterday remembered as one of Australia’s great prime ministers after his peaceful death on Thursday, aged 89.

Watch Bob Hawke in Sunraysia:

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