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Hawke Building opening

The official opening of the Hawke Building took place on the Thursday 11 October 2007.  A special opening event included a traditional indigenous smoking ceremony to welcome the new building and special guests of honour included the Hon Bob Hawke, Australian Prime Minister from 1983-1991, after whom the building was named, and another former Prime Minister, the Hon Gough Whitlam (Prime Minister from 5 December 1972 – 11 November 1975).

The Hawke Centre raised over $8m in private donations towards the building which is open to the public and features the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery and the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art.

 

 

The Hon Bob Hawke AC outside the newly opened Hawke Building

 
The Hon Dr Basil Hetzel AC and Chancellor David Klingberg at unveiling ceremony  

The Hon Dr Basil Hetzel AC and Chancellor, Mr David Klingberg at unveiling ceremony

 
 
Indigenous smoking ceremony at building opening

Indigenous smoking ceremony at building opening

Hon Bob Hawke at official opening Hon Bob Hawke and Hon Gough Whitlam

Hon Bob Hawke at official opening

 

Hon Bob Hawke and Hon Gough Whitlam

 
Allan Scott Auditorium Bradley Forum

Allan Scott Auditorium

 

Bradley Forum

 
Bradley Forum showing full-height windows overlooking Adelaide Hawke Building

Bradley Forum showing full-height windows overlooking Adelaide

 

Hawke Building entrance on North Terrace

 
Elizabeth Ho, Muriel Van Der Byl, Lewis O'Brien, Hon Bob Hawke and Val Power at opening of the Hawke Building

Elizabeth Ho, Muriel Van Der Byl, Lewis O'Brien, Hon Bob Hawke, Val Power at opening of the Hawke Building

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

 
 

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