Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Asialink Fellowship, Awards and Lectures


"My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage"
Sir Edward Dunlop, quoting John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE (12 July 1907 – 2 July 1993)
was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership in Australia Asia relations.

Sir Edward Dunlop, Sketch by Louis Kahan


The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia Awards program has been established to:

  • Promote Sir Edward's vision for peace and prosperity in the region through people-to-people exchange and interaction
  • Recognise and reward excellence and the potential for excellence in individuals committed to tangibly enhancing Australia-Asia relations
  • Establish and expand networks between a growing number of young Asia-skilled Australians in Australia and the region

Dunlop Fellow Benjamin Gilmour    
  The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asialink Fellowship

An award given annually to a young Australian committed to making a lasting contribution to Australia-Asia relations. The Fellowship provides support to participants of the Asialink Leaders Program. 

Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Asialink Medal

The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asialink Medal

Presented to an Australian who has shown long-term commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region and improving Australia-Asia relations. Candidates for this award are nominated annually and the medal is awarded at the annual Dunlop Asialink Lecture.

Previous recipients include: Professor Ross Garnaut, Professor Nancy Viviani, Richard A Woolcott AC.

Professor Nancy Viviani

The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asialink Lectures 

Encourages eminent Australians and Asians to present their vision for Australia-Asia relations into the 21st century and to commemorate the life and vision of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop.

Past lectures include: Dr Harold Clough, AO, OBE FTS, The Hon Gough Whitlam AC QC


The Program Manager, Dunlop Fellowships
The Asialink Centre
Level 4, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010

Telephone: 613 8344 4800, Facsimile: 613 9347 1768