Hawke House Historical Accommodation

Embark on a journey through Australian history with a stay at the birthplace of one of the nation's most iconic leaders, Bob Hawke. This historic accommodation invites you to immerse yourself in the legacy of Hawke and engage with the environment of Hawke's foundational years.

Nestled in the heart of Bordertown, this charming residence offers a unique interpretative experience with a number of clues about the significance of the Hawke family home.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a political aficionado, or simply seeking a memorable getaway, a stay at Bob Hawke's birth house promises an unforgettable journey through Australia's rich past.

Bob Hawke was born in Bordertown in 1929 and lived in this house until his family relocated in 1935.  Since the Hawke family's departure, the house has had many uses.  It was eventually purchased by the Tatiara District Council in 2021 through an initiative and support from the Commonwealth Government.  Following significant conservation works, the house has been set up as short stay accommodation, providing opportunity for visitors, like yourself, to engage with the environment of Bob Hawke's formative years!

Throughout the house you will find a number of clues about the significance of the place.  These appear in the form of photographs, trophies, books, croquet and cricket sets, and stories revealed within the tears of the wallpaper around each chimney breast.

The layout of the house now mirrors family life, with individual rooms dedicated to reflect a person or a particular aspect of Bob Hawke's achievements.

The Hawke family in front of their house in Bordertown (Hawke House)

The Hawke family in front of their house in Bordertown (Hawke House)

  • Private Self-Contained 2 Bedroom House
  • Queen Bed
  • Two Single Beds
  • Separate Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ducted Heating and Air-conditioning and R/C Split System
  • Bathroom and Accessible Bathroom
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Conference Room (seats 8)