Former Prime Minister spotted in Augusta

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke described his stay in Augusta Margaret River as heavenly on a recent trip with his wife Blanche.

Previous resident of Augusta John Davis acted as Mr Hawke’s tour guide and chauffeur during his stay on September 15 and 16.

Hawke and his wife were wined and dined at the Leeuwin Estate Winery, visited the Jewel Cave, Hamelin Bay, Boranup Gallery and Ms d’Alpuget climbed the Leeuwin lighthouse as a part of their recent trip.

Mr Hawke was also treated to a cruise along the Blackwood by Bill and Leonie Sanday in their family dingy.

This was followed by a picnic lunch at Molloy Island Caravan Park due to the sublime weather.

“If heaven is as good as this I don’t mind going there,” Mr Hawke said in regards to his fantastic stay down south.

The group also visited the Augusta Hotel and the Augusta Golf Club.

Mr Hawke was impressed with the course and as a keen golfer said he would love to return again.

“They both very much enjoyed the peace and quiet and scenery,” Mr Davis said, commenting that they had also nominated Mr Hawke for a photo on the Wall of Fame in Augusta.


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