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Ricky Stuart and the Canberra Raiders remember Bob Hawke

Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2019, 8:10 pm

Bob Hawke dies at the age of 89

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died, aged 89, his wife Blanche d'Alpuget has confirmed.

"Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," she said in a statement.

"He died peacefully at home at the age of 89 years. I and Bob’s children, Sue, Stephen, Rosslyn and stepson, Louis, and his grandchildren, will hold a private funeral."

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Post by yeh raiders » May 16, 2019, 10:57 pm

RIP. What a legendary man.




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Post by Northern Raider » May 17, 2019, 3:35 pm

He was a guy well respected on both sides of politics. Will go down as one of the great PM's of Australia.
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Post by greeneyed » May 17, 2019, 5:07 pm

Ricky Stuart and the Canberra Raiders remember Bob Hawke

When the late Bob Hawke was Prime Minister, he doubled as the Canberra Raiders' No. 1 ticket holder. And having the Prime Minister in the corner of a club still finding its way around the big smoke was a huge coup.

"For us, we just felt Bob was one of us. It was 'Mr Hawke', our Prime Minister. But to us, it was 'G'day Bob', and he wouldn't want it any other way," Ricky Stuart said.

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VIDEO: Ricky Stuart pays tribute to Bob Hawke: Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and no. 1 ticket holder Bob Hawke after his death yesterday. Stuart reflected on the times he spent with Hawke and the support he showed to the Club during the Raiders early years: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/05 ... bob-hawke/
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Re: Ricky Stuart and the Canberra Raiders remember Bob Hawke

Post by Seiffert82 » May 17, 2019, 5:55 pm

History will reflect he was absolutely one of our greatest Prime Ministers. Contemporary politics certainly misses the vision and plan that a person like he had for Australia.

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Post by greeneyed » May 17, 2019, 6:04 pm

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart proudly reflects on happy memories of Bob Hawke

It was 30 years ago but Ricky Stuart remembers his Bob Hawke moment like it was yesterday.

"After the 89 grand final we were all invited back to The Lodge for a massive big BBQ - they had a marquee tent out and the whole lot," Stuart said. "I was talking to Bob - having a beer with him and Steve Walters walked past and started to fall into the conversation, and he said, 'Gee, Hazel must have been busy last night mate, it's amazing what she has put on here for us today'."

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