The photo showed not only Bob and Blanche's beach kit but their close relationship

Glen Humphries
Updated May 17 2019 - 3:52pm, first published 3:44pm
'He came to the door wearing nothing but his DPs': The story behind Hawke's iconic photo
'He came to the door wearing nothing but his DPs': The story behind Hawke's iconic photo

When you door knock a former prime minister, you do not expect them to answer the door wearing nothing but a pair of swimmers.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.