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.
The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia Awards program was 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; and
- establish and expand networks between a growing number of young Asia-skilled Australians in Australia and the region.
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Fellowships
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 Asia 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.
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia 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.