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Hawke And Hewson Welcome Nelson Mandela To Australia

This is the full video and audio of the speeches delivered in honour of Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress, at Parliament House, Canberra.

The luncheon was held just nine months after Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison on February 11, 1990.

The video includes speeches of welcome from Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Opposition Leader Dr John Hewson, and Mandela. The official transcript of Hawke’s speech is shown below.

Watch the speeches (43m):

Listen to the speeches (43m):

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