Bob Hawke House

  • location icon Farquar Street Bordertown SA 5268


This house was built in 1885 as the National Bank office and manager's residence. In 1897 it was bought by the Congregational church and became their manse. In 1929 it was the birthplace of Robert James Lee Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991, son of Clement and Ellie Hawke, nee Lee.

Clement Hawke was Congregational Minister in Bordertown from 1928 until 1935, when the family moved to Maitland on the Yorke Peninsula, and subsequently to Perth. The house remained the manse until the Uniting Church was formed in 1977, when it was sold and became a private house. It is now known as Hawke House and houses the offices of community organisations.


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