2017 AEU Arthur Hamilton Award

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Cara Shipp, recipient of the AEU's 2016 Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

The Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education is named in honour of Arthur Hamilton, a proud Palawa man, educator and union activist.

Arthur passed away in 2004, leaving a legacy of equity and social justice, cross-cultural awareness, recognition of Indigenous peoples and the elimination of racism within Australian schools.

This award is in recognition of AEU members who are committed to ensuring that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the right to high quality public education throughout their lives.

The AEU is dedicated to ensuring that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have local access to a free, publicly funded education system, which affirms cultural identity, and enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to contribute to, and participate in, their own, and broader society.

The winner will receive a $1500 prize and will be flown to Melbourne to accept the award at the Annual Federal Conference of the AEU in February 2018. All nominees will receive a certificate from the AEU.

Nominations

Nominations forms can be obtained from Suzanne Lowndes at the AEU by phoning (03) 9693 1800, or can be downloaded from their website.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 10 November.

Further Information

If you would like to know more, please contact Susan Hopgood, Federal Secretary or visit the AEU Website.