In Memoriam - John Merow AO and Mary Merow

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the tragic death of John Merow AO, Senior Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell and his wife Mary, who passed away early Saturday morning in an apartment fire.

John served as the second Chairman of the American Australian Association from 1986 to 1999.  He was a kind and generous man who was much loved by all who met him.  We are deeply sorry for the loss and extend our condolences to their daughter Alison.

The funeral for both Mr. and Mrs. John Merow will be held at Saint Thomas Church at One West 53rd Street on Wednesday, January 23, at 10:30 a.m.

The family is requesting that flowers not be sent to the church. In lieu of flowers, people can make donations to:
Council on Foreign Relations (John's organization)
Learning Ally (Mary Alyce's organization)


2019 American Australian Arts Awards


The Dinner is a celebration of the incredible contributions made by Australians within entertainment and the arts.  Proceeds raised from the Dinner support the Association and its American-Australian Arts Fund, which provides scholarships and grants to artists to undertake artistic development in each other's country.  Read more.

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70th Anniversary Benefit Dinner

On Tuesday, October 30, the American Australian Association was joined by over 600 guests - friends, scholars and corporate supporters - at our 70th Anniversary Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street, New York.  This year’s dinner was a historic and festive occasion - celebrating 70-years of advancing and promoting the American Australian alliance. 

As part of the celebration, the Association honored two leaders of significance - Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox and News Corp. 

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