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Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’ streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said.

“Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian — many would say the greatest Australian of the postwar era,” his wife and former biographer, Blanche d’Alpuget, said in a statement.

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