Nominations are now open for the 2019 Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education. This Award commemorates the work of Arthur Hamilton who was active in promoting cross-cultural awareness, recognition of Indigenous peoples and the elimination of racism within the Australian Education Union and in schools.

The Award recognises 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.

Download the full advertisement here and the 2019 Arthur Hamilton Award nomination form here.

Briar Road Public School were the winners of the 2018 Arthur Hamilton Award.

Please assist in promoting the award by posting the attached advertisement and encouraging members to apply.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 1 November 2019. Applications should not exceed five (5) pages, including supporting/supplementary documents or a maximum of ten (10) minutes if presentation is on video/DVD. The winner will receive a $1500 prize and will be flown to Melbourne to accept the award at the 2020 AEU Federal Conference. All nominees will receive a certificate from the AEU.