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Bob Hawke and Paul Keating were the closest and most effective duos in Australian political history – until their dramatic falling out Keating served as treasurer for the eight years Hawke was Prime Minister, always hoping to succeed him in the top job By 1991 he lost patience after Hawke reneged on a secret 1988 pledge to hand over power, and staged a second leadership challenge that ousted him six days before Christmas   However, Hawke in years to come would recognise his ouster as a blessing in disguise as it allowed him to marry his second wife Blanche d'AlpugetTheir enduring friendship, already strained by increasing rivalry, was shattered and Hawke retreated from public life wounded and betrayed The 'period of intense anger, bitterness, and introspection' that followed also finished off his marriage to Hazel Hawke, already frayed from multiple affairs However, Hawke in years to come would recognise his ouster as a blessing in disguise, his second wife Blanche d'Alpuget reveals Ms d'Alpuget and Hawke famously fell in love while she wrote his biography and finally married in July 1994 eight months after he left Hazel In an updated version, to be published on Monday, she details how he and Keating rekindled their bromance 'One of the first effects of being happily remarried was that he forgave Paul Keating,' she writes Ms d'Alpuget and Hawke famously fell in love while she wrote his biography and finally married in July 1994 eight months after he left his first wife Hazel 'It took him many years to tell Keating to his face that he was indebted to him, although he often remarked privately: 'Paul is my best friend If I'd stayed PM I couldn't have married Blanche''This sounds a backhanded compliment, but it was sincere: somewhat shamefaced, he saw Keating as the agent of Providence, an essential goad into the next and happiest phase of his life ' Share this article Share Ms d'Alpuget writes that Hawke also admitted he stayed in office longer than he should have due ton 'hubris and irrationality'  Though he privately forgave Keating it wouldn't be until his last years that they actually rekindled their friendship They were finally brought together after a visit to Hawke's Sydney mansion by former Labor minister Craig Emerson Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife Blanche d'Alpuget arrive for his 80th birthday party at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday December 9, 2009Mr Emerson asked if he should try to get Keating to come and visit his old mentor, to which he 'looked at me with childlike joy and anticipation on his face and said, 'Could you'?''Among Hawke’s greatest joys as he entered old age was that he and Keating renewed their bond of camaraderie,' d'Alpuget wrote In the months before Hawke's death on May 16, Keating was a frequent visitor and their animosity had long since disappeared 'They sat and yarned about old times

and laughed a lot,' Ms d'Alpuget told 7 30 in the days after his death'[They talked about] things that they've done together And also how they hoped the country would develop'

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