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 Asia-capable Australians in Australia and the region.
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Fellowships
An award given annually to Australian leaders committed to making a lasting contribution to Australia-Asia relations. The Fellowship provides support to participants of the Asialink Leaders Program.
Asialink Leaders' First Nations Fellowships
We recognise the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders cultures in Australia, home to the oldest continuous cultures on earth. Including leaders from all backgrounds is part of our remit to develop Asia capabilities for all of Australia. We appreciate that Indigenous cultures can provide an important bridge and strengthen connections between Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.
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.