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Thursday, July 19, 2018



Join us for a memorable night as we celebrate 70-years and honor Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox and News Corp at our 2018 Benefit Dinner.

The evening will highlight the intellectual scope of our current Education scholars and alumni, as well as showcase their groundbreaking research.  Since 2002, the Association has invested over US$7.5 million to support more than 300 American and Australian scholars undertake postgraduate study and research in a wide range of fields, including medicine, STEM and sustainability at prestigious institutions in Australia and the United States. 

Table sponsorship packages available.

For further information, please contact Debbie Chappel at


Gather your friends, clients and colleagues for a round of golf to benefit the American-Australian Veterans' Scholarship Fund.  The day will feature guest of honor Greg Norman AO.  

Sponsorship/foursome packages available

For reservations, please contact Georgina Duckworth at 
or 212-338-6860 ext. 212


TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018

The American Australian Association is hosting a unique Arts Showcase to highlight the depth of talent of our diverse Dame Joan Sutherland Fund alum.  The showcase will feature exhibitions from a selection of visual artists, as well as a musical performance, book reading and live painting.  Each of the featured artists has been the beneficiary of a Dame Joan Sutherland Fund grant.  The Fund was established in 1998 to provide grants to emerging Australian and American artists who show great talent in the fields of theater, dance, film & television, music, literary arts, visual arts, crafts and design.

6:00 - 8:00pm
Foley Gallery, 59 Orchard Street, New York

$15 members/$25 non-members/
complimentary entry for DJSF recipients

Australian beer, wine and light refreshments will be provided. 

Register here



The American Australian Association is pleased to announce that the Australia to United States (A-U) Scholar Class of 2018/19 has been elected.  Thirteen high-achieving young scholars were reviewed and selected by an independent two-stage judging process, from a competitive pool of applicants.  The successful applicants will each receive a scholarship award of up to US $40,000 from the Association’s Education Fund, to help fund partial tuition and expenses for one-year of study.

The 2018/19 class of recipients are: Gavin Knott, Nicole Lake, Timothy O’Shea, Daniel Pederick, Arnab Ghosh, Katherine Cummins, Kathryn Potts, Cara Nolan, Adam Lee, Suleiman Alhadidi, Viha Parekh, Isabella Farr and Caroline Garcia.  They will be joined next month by three A-U indigenous scholar recipients.

The successful recipients will be undertaking groundbreaking research across a range of key areas, including researching the genetic causes of disease in undiagnosed children; aeronautical and space systems engineering; developing new biomaterials and biomolecular tools to assist in the repair of spinal cord injury; investigating new immune-based cellular therapies for the treatment of blood cancers; and the study of soft robotic technologies in 4D printing to construct a more adaptively designed and sustainable built environment - read more.  These scholars will join a class of over 300 American Australia Association Education Fund alum who have been elected since 2002.  We congratulate the 2018/19 A-U class and wish them every success with their future research endeavors.

The 2018/19 United States to Australia (U-A) Scholarship application round will open in September 2018.  If you would like to support an American-Australian scholarship or make a tax-deductible donation to the Education Fund, please contact Debbie Chappel at




The American Australian Association is seeking a full time Education Program Administrator to join its team in New York.

The principal functions of the position include:
1) Administer and co-ordinate the Association’s growing American-Australian Postgraduate, Veterans’ Education and Arts Scholarship programs;
2) Development of an active and engaged network of over 800 Association alumni;
3) Event organization and assistance as it relates to alumni development and programming; and
4) Web content update and e-marketing of scholarship programs;

View full description and instructions on how to apply here



Celebrate Australia Day with members and friends in New England.

6:30 - 10:30pm
The Langham, Boston

Keynote Speaker: His Excellency the Honorable Joe Hockey, Ambassador of Australia to the United States

For further information, please contact Louisa Teo at





Jul 20: AWNY Rubin Museum Guided Tour, DJ & Drinks, NY - register
Jul 31: AAA American-Australian Arts Showcase, NY - register
Sep 10: AAA 2nd Annual Mateship Charity Golf Tournament, NJ - more info
Oct 30: AAA 70th Anniversary Benefit Dinner, NY - more info



Jul 25: Aussie Founders Network Happy Hour, CA - register
Jul 27: University of Queensland Happy Hour, MD - register
Sep 8: Clashes for the Ashes and BBQ, CA - more info


Cave rescue: Australians to receive honours, PM Turnbull says, BBC News
Australian Housing Costs Rival New York’s, but Boom May Be Ending, The New York Times
Australia striker Tim Cahill retires from international football, Sportsnet
Who were Australia's original crocodile hunters?, ABC News
The 'people boom' that will support Australia's economy, Business Insider
Dreamlike Photos of Australia's Unspoiled Paradise, National Geographic
Pacific leaders sign on to Australian internet cabling scheme, shutting out China, Reuters
Can the share bike business survive in Australia?, ABC News
IBM Lands $740 Million Deal to Supply Data Security to Australia, Bloomberg
Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes, CNN

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