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home / archives / politics / australian / federal / bob hawke / 18th March 1986

Halley's Comet arrives.

The predicted regular appearance of Halley's Comet, named for the English Astronomer Edmund Halley, came to pass March-April 1986. Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, is shown with treasurer Paul Keating. Australia, at the time, had a growing deficit in the national economy.