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an expert State organisation, not to Manly Council. In my speech, I made a point of welcoming the National Parks and Wildlife Service on behalf of the people of Manly.

Hawke was back in the electorate on the following Monday for the conference of reginal editors in the morning and for a campaign dinner in the evening. It was classic personality politics. Everywhere Bob Hawke went he was mobbed by an admiring audience.

Sitting beside him at the dinner, after the speeches, I watched a long queue of adoring fans form to get his autograph. When he had been signing menues, tickets and assorted bits of paper for half an hour;; I wondered if we should call a halt. But Hawke was still apparently enjoying himself. He kept scribbling until the last person in the queue was satisfied.

The next day, Jill Wran was due to take part in Senior Citizens Week in Malny. We had planned to take her on a leisurely walk around the harbour front with some of the older folks. It was a wet day and that idea had to be abandoned. Jill would still come. She visited the Senior Citizens' Centre instead, and discussed cards games with some of the regulars.

Every day we had a visit from a minister: Frank Walker opened a complex of new Housing Commission pensioner units at Manly Vale; Peter Cox held a press conference at Manly Wharf; Eric Bedford visited local

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