From her fog of grief in the year since Bob Hawke died, his daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke has rediscovered the man she adored and forged a deeper bond with step-mum Blanche.
EXCLUSIVE: “Our last days together were the sweetest,” says Blanche d’Alpuget of her final moments with Bob Hawke
Even though Bob Hawke's last months were hampered by pain and suffering, they were also the happiest, as Blanche shares in her new biography.
The late prime minister's daughter battles Blanche for her father's fortune.
“Long live love”: Bob Hawke’s wife Blanche d’Alpuget gives emotional farewell to former PM at official memorial
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Blanche delivered her incredible speech.
“We were so close and intimate.”
The former PM has left a heartbreaking void.
The reformist Prime Minister, union leader, larrikin Australian, silver bodgie and champion beer-sculler has died at the age of 89.
And by wild, we mean WILD.
She chose her friendship with Hazel over a cheeky proposition from Bob Hawke, was the sultry charmer who persuaded politicians to go on TV and enjoyed a rich bohemian life in Melbourne.