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20th of May 2019
Bob Hawke and the opening of the ATCA
Bob Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991, passed away late last week. While Prime Minister, Hawke formally opened the Australia Telescope Compact Array , in September 1988. As recalled in this CSIRO blog the event started with the Narrabri band playing the theme from Star Wars while an antenna trundled down the track to the ceremony carrying the official party. Project Engineer John Brooks remarked to the PM’s wife, Hazel Hawke, that the PM must go to many of these 'Opening do's' and she replied: "Not like this John, not like this!"

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